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    How often do you clean your dogs ears and what do you use.

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    Just like a humans..with Q-Tips! But don't stick them in to far into the ear. We usually clean them out once every month.
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    I will use a baby wipe to clean out their ears. If I think there is a problem I will of course check on them, but if there is no indication of a problem, probably once a month.


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    Oh I thought this thread was about funny ears like my dog has, sort of an extra fold and they point east and west. Nevermind, at least they are healthy ears.
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    The best thing is to put alcohol on a circular pad. The kind of cotton pads aomeone would use to clean their own face. Just put alcohol on it and wipe the ears out good and then take a dry one and do it again. Every summer mine gets "gunk ears" and i need to do this every other day at least. The vet also gave me some drops to put in after the cleaning.

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    Oticlens. I buy it at the vet for $7 or something and every so often I'll squirt some in, massage it in, and leave it. Works great and I don't have to get in there with q-tips or cotton balls.
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