Oh no, my dog ate my earplugs! Don't worry - we explain why.

Preventing hearing loss in dogs is important. No one wants to find out that their furry best friend has lost their hearing – especially at a young age. When used properly, CrittEar Calm dog earplugs are excellent at preventing hearing loss in dogs as well as preventing ear infections from water or allergens getting in the dog’s ears. However, dogs can be pretty creative and find ways to use dog earplugs that are not exactly as intended. This “creativity” may leave you saying “Oh, no! My dog ate my earplugs!”

Dogs Will Eat Anything…

Let’s be honest, dogs will eat anything. Chances are, if you’re saying “my dog ate my earplugs”, your dog has tried to eat other non-food items too. Veterinarians have found anything from rocks, to tennis balls, to leather belts inside of dogs’ stomachs and small intestines (source).

Why do dogs eat so many things? There are a number of possibilities. According to the Humane Society of the United States (source), some of the reasons for an adult dog chewing on everything are:

  • Boredom
  • It feels good to chew
  • Lack of training as a puppy
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Lack of access to appropriate chew toys
  • Chewing is a coping mechanism related to fear

CrittEar dog earplugs are small in size and have a soft, unique texture. When they are accidentally left out where the dog can get to them, they are fairly easy for a dog to pick up and chew on. You may find yourself asking “what if my dog ate my earplugs?”

Also, during training, it is possible for the dog to shake the earplugs out of their ears, so be sure to properly insert the dog earplugs. The dog earplugs will go all the way down into the dog’s L-shaped ear canal and the top of the earplug will fit flush with the entrance to the ear canal. Need a little help with training your dog? Watch the video below and you’ll see how the pros train their dogs to use CrittEar dog earplugs.

The Fur-Tastic K9s Show How to Insert CrittEar Calm Dog Earplugs

But What if My Dog Ate My Earplugs?

Still asking “what if my dog ate my earplugs?” Don’t panic. CrittEar Calm dog earplugs are made from a medical-grade memory foam. After about 24 hours, the dog earplugs tend to come out in the dog’s feces. If your dog did not chew them apart, they will come out whole.

If you are concerned or if it has been more than 24 hours and the dog earplugs have not returned, please call your veterinarian. Your veterinarian will have the next steps for you. Each dog is different and needs to have their particular situation assessed.

A Great Deal on Extra Pairs of Dog Earplugs

Now the question is “My dog ate my earplugs, but now we have them back and they are whole. Can I wash and reuse them?” The answer is unfortunately no. It is not a good idea to use CrittEar dog earplugs once they have passed through your dog’s digestive system. However, you can get a great deal on a new pair of dog earplugs! From October 15, 2021 until December 31, 2021, use coupon code NYE2021BOOM and you will receive 10% OFF of your purchase price AND a FREE month of DogTV.

What is our best deal on dog earplugs? Purchase a 3-pack of CrittEar Calm dog earplugs and use the coupon code NYE2021BOOM and you’ll save a bundle! Regularly priced, our 3-packs of CrittEar Calm dog earplugs are 20% off of the purchase price of 3 individual pairs of dog earplugs. You could have a pair for your home, purse, and car for noisy situations on the go.

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