How to Remove Water From Your Dog’s Ears
Have you ever ended up with water in your ears after swimming or taking a shower? The buildup of water can certainly feel uncomfortable. But as humans, we only need to tilt our heads and wait until all the water comes out.
But did you know that our dogs can also get water in their ears? However, our dogs are different, they can’t remove the water on their own, and being unable to remove the water can lead to ear infections. Your dog may end up with water in their ears because of other activities such as playing and bathing. Because your pet dog’s ear are different from yours, it can be quite difficult to get rid of the water, depending on your dog’s breed.
The trapped water inside their ears causes the piling up if dirt, which will later on cause various bacterial infections. This can be a problem, especially if your pet dog needs to take baths regularly and frequently. As an owner, part of keeping your dog healthy is by making sure that they don’t get ear infections. But how do you remove water from your dog’s ears to make sure that they don’t end up getting ear infections? Here are some tips on how you can do this:
PREVENTING WATER FROM ENTERING YOUR DOG’S EARS
Before actually having to take out water from your dog’s ear, you can try to prevent it from entering in the first place. What you can do is to plug some cotton balls in your dog’s ears before bathing them. Just make sure that you remove them after.
DRY THE EARS WITH A COTTON RAG OR COTTON BALL
If your dog is prone to ear infections, then you can use a soft cotton rag or ball to get rid of the water. Gently rub the external canal of your dog’s ears with it. You can also purchase a drying ear cleaner. You can ask your veterinarian about it. Make sure that you don’t use cotton swabs into your dog’s ear canal. If you suspect that your dog has an ear infection, don’t attempt to clean your dog’s ears. Take it to the veterinarian right away instead.
USE A SOLUTION
If you can’t remove the water from your dog’s ears, you can buy a special dog ear cleaning solution to dry out the water. You can buy these items from a pet supply store. You can also make your own, or use witch hazel to get rid of the water. To make your own solution, mix in hydrogen peroxide or apple cider with purified water in equal parts.
Once you’ve gotten your hands on a solution, you can start the task by first drying the ears of your dog. After that, put some drops of the solution into its ear canal. Once you do this, watch out, because your dog will definitely shake its head. Once the solution moves down to its ear canal, you can then wipe out its ear to get rid of other residue or debris. Again, make sure you don’t use cotton swabs because it will only end up pushing debris and water back into your dog’s ears.