Many dog breeds do not need hair removed from the inner ear while others need it on a regular basis. Many of the smaller breeds of dogs such as poodle breeds, the Shih Tzu, Maltese, just to name a few, do require it as part of the hygienic process. Removing the hair from the inside of your dog’s ear is as easy as it is for most ladies to tweeze their eyebrows. It does not harm your dog and most times will not even hurt them. The friendly staff at your local area Petsmart or Petco in Rockford or one nearer to your home for advice on caring for your dog’s ears as well as all the supplies needed to get the job done properly.
Removing the hair from your dog’s ear is an important part of grooming and a way to keep the ear in a clean healthy state for certain breeds. There are several ways that you can accomplish removing hair from your dog’s ears as need.
You can use the manual method to remove the hair within the ear. First, purchase an ear powder sold at most pet stores which make it easier to grasp the hair in the ear. Merely squirt a small amount of powder into the ear canal which will work to absorb any moisture and wax in the ear. This makes for better traction when grasping the hair to remove. Just by simply using your thumb and index finger, grasp a few hairs at a time and pull straight out. Repeat the process on both ears until most hairs are removed, according to toybreeds.com and petgroomer.com.
As a professional groomer, I use hemostats to remove excess hair from a dog’s ears. Hemostats are like longer tweezers with room for your fingers that can also be purchased at the pet store. To use the hemostats, first use the ear powder, ad described, to absorb ear wax and moisture. Grab a small amount of the ear hair with the hemostats and tightly pull outward toward you. Be careful not to pinch the ear itself when reaching for the hair and do not go any further inside the ear than about an inch. Repeat the process in both ears until the desired hair is removed. Sterilize the hemostats when you are done.
A final option may be to just cut some of the excess hair from within the ear. Use a manicure type scissor, preferably with a blunt point and carefully cut a little excess hair at a time and wipe away with a cotton ball. Follow the process by cleaning the ear thoroughly with a dampened cotton ball, using professional ear cleaner purchased from your local pet store. If you have a dog that is squirmy, take great care in using scissors or hemostats in or near the ear. It may be best to let a professional do the job to provide for the safest method.
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For all your pets needs in Rockford, go to your local PETCO – 6305 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 229-0184 – http://www.petco.com/or your local PETSMART – 6320 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 397-7880 – http://stores.petsmart.com/result-details.php?store=493 – PETLAND, (815) 332-4200 – www.petland.com/
For many of your pets essentials, visit your local Rockford area CVS pharmacies. There are four convenient locations – 3134 11th Street, Rockford, IL 61109, (815)398-0048 – 110 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61108 – 3718 Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103, (815)877-9620- 2454 S. Alpine Rd.,
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