Ears

Dogs love to have their ears pet. But what happens when they scratch them often or have issues with their ears. We’ve got the answers.

Hand holding dog's ear with hematoma (caption: Dog Ear Hematoma)

Dog Ear Hematomas: Signs, Treatment & Prevention

Is your dog shaking his head a lot or scratching his ears? Have you noticed that his ears are swollen? If so, your dog could be suffering from an ear hematoma. We’ll help you recognize the signs, know when to seek treatment and what you can do to help prevent this condition from reoccurring…

Dog laying with ears flopped open (caption: Dog Ear Infection)

Dog Ear Infections: Symptoms And Treatment

Has your dog been scratching or rubbing her ears more than usual? How can you tell if it’s just normal “ear play” or if there’s something to worry about? Ear infections in dogs are one of the most common problems veterinarians see, but it’s difficult as a dog owner to decipher what’s exactly going on with your pup and when you should seek treatment. Read further to get our tips about how to spot, treat and prevent dog ear infections. It’s important not to wait until it becomes a serious problem for your pup…

Dog getting ears cleaned (Caption: Guide To Cleaning Your Dog's Ears)

How To Clean Dogs’ Ears: Cleaners, Tips, & More

It’s easy for a dog’s ears to become tainted with parasites, bacteria, and yeast due to the ear’s curvature. Dirty dog ears aren’t just smelly and uncomfortable. If debris becomes trapped, an infection may occur. This fact is why it’s imperative to regularly check your dog’s ears to prevent possible health concerns down the road.

Dog with bandages on ears laying in the grass (Caption: Dog Ear Cropping And Tail Docking)

Dog Ear Cropping And Tail Docking: Necessary Or Inhumane?

Ear cropping and tail docking are common today, but are these practices necessary or merely cosmetic? These procedures seem archaic to some, but it’s still considered the norm for certain dog breeds.  We explore this topic and give you the information you need to make an informed decision for your pup.

Dog's ear with mites (caption: Ear Mites In Dogs)

Ear Mites In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention & More

If your pup is shaking his head or scratching his ears a lot, it could be due to unwelcome critters living in his ear canal. Ear mites are a common problem in dogs (and even more so in cats). How do you know if your dog has ear mites? And what should you do if you suspect them?

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