regular ear check-ups and cleaning contributes to healthy ears, free
of painful infections. We include ear inspections and cleaning in our
Many pet owners do not realize that dogs can grow hair in the ear canal,
even large amounts common to some Poodles and Terriers, as well as other
breeds. For this reason, many owners never check their dog-ears unless
the dog is shaking or scratching its ear(s). By that time there is usually
an ear health problem requiring veterinary medical inspection.
Common ear problem signs are:
- Head shaking and ear scratching.
- Ears sensitive to touch.
- Discharges and powerful odors.
- Hematomas (blood blisters) on the ear flap.
- Swelling and skin redness.
- Melanomas (tumors).