Establishing a cleaning routine while your pet is young is a proactive way to prevent issues in the long run.
Inspecting your pet’s ear regularly is crucial to show them that ear manipulation is not painful (it can even be positive) and to get them used to it. By giving them delicious treats every time you examine or clean their ears, you emphasize a smooth and playful experience, while showing them that it is nice to be cared for. A good routine will also allow you to detect anything unusual that you may find in the ear.
Don’t wait for your animal to develop a condition before getting them used to ear cleaning. With an ear infection your pet may not be as cooperative because they may have pain and discomfort, which will make the experience unpleasant for both them and you. By starting at a young age and making sure their ears remain clean and healthy, your pet learns that ear cleaning is not usually painful. This means that if there ever is an infection there will not be any relationship between the cleaning and the pain.
If your pet is not cooperating when you clean their ears, read the article about desensitization to ear cleaning.
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