Dog’s ears are sensitive… That goes without saying. But we don’t think about a dog’s ears in terms of seasonal care – but we really should. Taking care of your dogs ears during the winter months is important. Why? Because winter, depending on where you live, often means more moisture. And, moisture can lead to ear infections. This is particularly true if your dog often has allergies.
One of the most important thing to do to avoid ear infections is to keep your dog’s space dust and dirt free – as well as moisture free. This will require you to regularly and frequently vacuum and wash your dog’s bedding, towels, toys, and food bowls. Also, it’s important to towel dry your dog post outdoor play – even if your dog isn’t wet. This will keep your dog free of dirt, debris, allergens, etc. And thus keep your dog’s environment clean.
Keeping your dog clean and groomed is the best way to ward off ear infections. This is particularly true when it’s cold – dogs ears during the winter months require special attention. This is because you truly do not want to get your dog’s ears wet without a really good drying session. Letting your dog outside with even slightly moist ears can cause all sorts of ear problems includes aches, infections, and, in the long-term, hearing loss. This is especially true of dogs with long, floppy ears. You should groom your dog’s ears at least twice a week – particularly when the weather turns cold.
We highly recommend that when you give your dog a bath to use our Calm earplugs for dogs! Why? They are proven to stop water from getting into your dog’s ear canals!
Tips For Taking Care Of Your Dogs Ears During The Winter Months:
- Keep your dog’s bedding, toys, and area clean
- Groom your dog, wipe down their bodies and external ear skin/fur
- Clean your dogs outer ear canal area
- If you smell a funny odor coming from your dog’s ears, so your vet
- Use dog earplugs when you give your dog a bath
- Fully dry your dog’s body and ears post grooming
By taking care of your dogs ears during the winter months (and all the months really) you can help keep your dog’s health and hearing in tact. The more attention you pay to your dog’s ear health is directly linked to helping them maintain their hearing as they age. So, here’s to your dog’s ears!