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Caring for Your Furry Family Members

At North Cape Corner Veterinary Clinic, we are committed to helping pet owners know how to be the best possible caretakers for their pets. Our team is always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide you with the information you need to keep your pets healthy and happy. 

How to Clean Dog and Cat Ears

Watch the video below to learn more about techniques we use for cleaning dog and cat ears!

Ear Cleaning

For ear cleaning, we recommend using a general cleaner with a dry agent. We carry Epiotic Advanced in the clinic.

General ear cleaning should be done every 2-3 weeks and after bathing or swimming.

Dogs and cats have "L" shaped ear canals. The flush allows us to clean the horizontal canal which is the deeper part of the ear canal.

Ear Cleaning Process

We show you on a dog, but the procedure is the same on cats. You just need less flush.

  1. Once restrained, hold the ear open and use the ear cleaner to fill the ear canal.

  2. Gently massage the back of the ear, which is the vertical canal. It should make a "squish, squish, squish" noise. This indicates that we are getting the flush down deep into the ear.

  3. Use cotton balls or squares to remove any liquid that you can reach with your finger. Because of the "L" shape in the ear, it is difficult to hit the ear drum; however use caution.

  4. Repeat flush with other year.

  5. After completion, allow dog to shake its head.

We do not worry about getting all the cleaner out, since it has a drying agent and will dry itself out.


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