Cleaning Chihuahua ears can be tricky. That’s why you should do it right.
In this article, you’ll find easy tips to do that.
Read on to discover:
- What is the equipment that you need is.
- A step-by-step video on how to clean your Chi’s ears safe and efficiently.
- How to check for any illnesses your Chi might have that could make the process painful.
- 3 must-read ways that can help you turn ear cleaning into a positive experience for your dog.
- And a lot more…
How often should you clean your Chihuahuas’ ears?
You should clean your Chihuahua’s ears regularly to prevent any buildup of wax or fungal infections. Thankfully, their ears are relatively low maintenance. The recommended frequency should be once a month. This should be supplemented with yearly checkups to the vet to keep your dog healthy.
5 tips on how to clean your Chihuahuas’ ears
#1: Get the right equipment
When cleaning your Chihuahua’s ears, having the right tools is crucial. They are very sensitive creatures and will sometimes refuse anything that seems invasive to them (even baths).
You must also avoid using conventional tools like Q-tips since they can push wax further into the ear canal. In other words, you need to get creative.
Here’s what you’ll need to clean your dog’s ears better:
Typically, an over-the-counter cleaning solution will suffice if your vet approves of it. It helps soften and remove the lump of wax, bacteria, and fungi inside your dog’s ear.
Apply it gently in your dog’s ear. Massage the outside of the ear as you do so. Once you hear squishing, it means the solution has done its work.
Let them shake the dirt off once you’re done applying it for results. Clean up the rest of the dirt with a cotton ball.
Here’s a good example of how to do it. Observe how thorough and friendly the cleaning process is for the dog: