Can I sedate my dog to clean his ears?

Can I sedate my dog to clean his ears?

Can I sedate my dog to clean his ears?

Sometimes your veterinarian may recommend briefly sedating your pet for the initial evaluation, cleaning and treatment of a severe ear infection to allow thorough evaluation and treatment without inflicting more pain.

How do you clean stubborn dog ears?

Use a cotton ball or a cotton pad wrapped around your index finger to gently wipe the visible part of your dog’s ear canal and outer ear. Use a cotton swab only if necessary and only on the visible portion of your dog’s ear. Reward your pup with another treat and then repeat these steps for the other ear.

How can I calm my dogs ears to clean?

If your pet doesn’t like having his ears cleaned or shows signs of fear or stress, go slowly and offer rewards each step of the way. Start by having your dog come to you and handle his ear. Don’t do anything other than pick up the ear. Praise and treat generously for this behavior.

How do you give ear drops to uncooperative dogs?

Apply the prescribed number of drops into the ear canal, while continuing to hold the ear flap up. Rub the base of the ear against the head in a circular motion. Be cautious and gentle as your dog may object to this procedure. You should hear a ‘squishing’ sound as you massage the medication deep into the ear canal.

Can I use baby wipes on dogs ears?

I know that care for your pets is very important not only for your pet but you as well. While you are waiting for your expert answer, I have found a link that provides instructions for cleaning a Pug’s ears and wrinkles. It specifically states not to use baby wipes, because they are not as affective.

How do you get the black stuff out of a dog’s ear?

Ear Cleaning Advice To clean the ears, tilt your dog’s head downward with one hand and squirt a gentle cleanser recommended by your veterinarian into the ear, filling the canal. Holding the ear closed, give it a nice massage, really squishing the cleanser around in there. That softens any gunk inside.

How do you clean aggressive dog ears?

If you try to push further in, you can damage your dog’s ear, so err on the side of caution. Wet a cotton ball with ear rinse and wipe the part of the ear that you can easily see, the outer flap. Then wet a new cotton ball to clean the inner ear. Ideally, you want to do this about once a week.