Can my dog get an ear infection from grooming? Yes - read how to prevent it!

Does your pup need a bath? Whether it is do-it-yourself or through a pet groomer, the job must get done. The pet grooming business is big and has been growing for a few decades. This boom in pet grooming is due to an increased rate of pet ownership that started back in the early 2000’s. It’s important to dog owners that their dog grooming is done right – ear infections can be costly too. These days, dog owners are willing to pay $50 – $100 per month to keep their dog well groomed. Still, even with the most careful dog groomer, can your dog get an ear infection from grooming?

The Key Problem: Water In Dogs Ears

Pet Groomers are generally wonderful people who want nothing but the best for your dog. Their jobs are hard work that require training and regular clientele that come back over and over. The last thing a pet groomer wants is for your dog to get an ear infection from grooming.

A dog can develop an ear infection from grooming by getting water in their inner ear. The water, combined with the warm, dark environment of the dog’s inner ear creates the perfect environment for yeast and bacteria to grow. Less water in the dog’s ears can equal fewer ear infections.  

How do pet groomers keep water out of your dog’s ears while bathing the dog? Most pet groomers will place cotton balls just inside the dog’s ears while bathing them to keep the water away. Cotton balls easily soak through with water and can actually funnel it directly into the dog’s inner ear.

How To Keep Your Dog From Getting An Ear Infection From Grooming

This year, pet professionals at SuperZoo judged CrittEar Calm dog earplugs to be the runner up in the New Product Showcase for the Grooming Category. It was an exciting win! Having won this prize, we feel that CrittEar dog earplugs are the single best way to help keep your dog from getting an ear infection from grooming (and so do the judges at SuperZoo). Some pet groomers will use headbands or cup their ears around the dog’s ears while bathing the dog to help keep water from getting in the dog’s ears. The biggest problem with these approaches is that both the headbands and the hands must be removed to properly clean the flaps of the dog’s ears. CrittEar Calm dog earplugs can be left in place while the pet groomer is washing the dog’s ears.

What Groomers Think Of Our Dog Earplugs

Are pet groomers finding CrittEar Calm dog earplugs as helpful as the judges at SuperZoo believed that they would? Absolutely! Take a look at what this groomer had to say on our Google Reviews:

“As a groomer, I think these are wonderful. Definitely a must have for every grooming salon! Thank you so much for giving me an opportunity to try this amazing product!”

Boosparlour, Google Reviews

The group of pet groomers that stopped at CrittEar’s booth at SuperZoo were very excited about using CrittEar Calm dog earplugs. They were very concerned about dogs getting an ear infection from grooming. They brought up both the water that may get in the dog’s ears while grooming and the loud dryers that they use to dry the dogs. CrittEar Calm dog earplugs are a solution to both of their major problems. Many pet groomers used words like “game changer” to describe what they felt CrittEar Calm could do for the dogs that they serve. We offer a Groomer’s 3-Pack of CrittEar Calm dog earplugs to help make their jobs a little easier!

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