Removing Hair from Inside Ears - Puppy & Dog Forums
Dogs frequently have hair grow inside their ears. Learn how to remove ear hair from dogs in this free pet care video...
MATS: Mats (solid masses of hair), most often behind the ears and under the legs, are a common problem. Before brushing mats split them by using special dematting tools found at supply stores or use scissors by placing the scissors point carefully next to the skin and cut away from the dog’s body. If a mat must be cut out be extremely careful not to cut the skin at the same time. You can slide a comb under the mat and cut on top to protect the skin. A dog comb can be used to check through the coat to see if you have missed any mats. Never bathe a dog until all mats are removed. Matted hair tends to "set" when wet.
EARS: Your dog's ears should be cleaned approximately once a month, or more often if he is prone to ear problems. Smell your dog's ears and make sure they smell clean. Many times a bad smell of the dog comes from the ears.
Clean the ears by using a cotton ball with a cleaner especially designed for the dog's ears or mineral oil. Hold the ear flap up and carefully wipe out the ear canal, removing all dirt and wax out of all folds. Do not insert the cotton ball into the ear. Do not clean out an infected ear. If the ear has sores, looks inflamed, omits a strong odor, or seems sensitive or painful call your veterinarian.
Small dogs (Lhasa's, Shih-Tzu's, Poodles, Maltese etc.) need to have the hair inside their ears removed. Hair inside the ear holds moisture and can make your dog more prone to ear infections. It is best to let a professional groomer remove this hair.
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These are small, rounded tip scissors that facilitate the removal of hair from the ear opening and canal. They are particularly useful for gently trimming away thick hair from the ears of puppies that is just not ready to be plucked by fingers or hemostats. Dogs with very sensitive ears and geriatric dogs may be less likely to reject this procedure than plucking. Technique: It is helpful to clip away thick or heavy coat from the ear opening before using ear scissors for better access to the inside of the ear. Hold the ear leather back so that the ear opening is fully exposed. Use your fingers to gently pull the hair in the ear canal towards the opening so that you can see the skin. Carefully insert the ear scissors into the ear opening and snip away the hair. This is done gently and by a combination of sight and feel. Be careful not to nick the skin.Breeds of dog that naturally grow profuse facial hair will also grow hair in their ear canals. A few examples of these breeds are: Airedale, Terrier, Schnauzer, Kerry Blue Terrier, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Bichon Frise, Poodle (All varieties), Bedlington Terrier, and Portuguese Water Dog. These breeds should have the hair removed from the ear canal to allow air to circulate into the ear canal to avoid ear infections. Allowing air to reach the ear canal helps to keep it dry and deters bacteria growth. The simplest technique for removing hair from the ear canal is to lightly dust depilatory powder into the ears so that you can grasp the hair close to the skin and gently pull it out with your fingers. Hemostats can be used close to the skin to assist you in stubborn cases. Blunt tipped ear scissors can be cautiously used on puppies when hair in their ears is not ready to let go or for dogs that object to the plucking.