Dog Grooming Tips: Eye and Ear Care

In our blog, you have already been able to consult some tips to bathe your dog, how to choose its shampoo or how to cut its nails. But we had not yet told you about two areas of your dog that need special care: the eyes and the ears. In this post, we tell you what you have to do to keep them clean and healthy during these days of quarantine.

            Monitor the health of your dog's ears

Your dog's ears are a very delicate area that you will have to monitor frequently. For this, it is essential to know how to detect the signs of an ear problem in your pet. These signs can include:
⦁ Shaking of the head
⦁ Itching in the ear (scratches a lot).
⦁ Rubbing or rubbing of the ears along the floor or furniture.
⦁ Redness / swelling around the ear opening.
⦁ Tenderness around the head area.
⦁ A tilt of the head and an unpleasant odor.
Before any of these symptoms, first, talk to your veterinarian for a check-up so that if there is a problem, he can prescribe an appropriate medication that is usually solved with a few drops or an ear cleaner.
If your dog does not show any of these ear problems, the best option for most dogs is to clean them only when they have their bath and check them from time to time, even if they do not show any symptoms, to make sure everything is in order.
Some dogs are more prone to allergies or ear infections, either because their ears are long and dragging or because they spend a lot of time in the water. In that case, you will have to check his ears often and follow the vet's advice.

            Monitor the health of your dog's eyes

A dog's healthy eyes are typically clear and cheerful and are generally symmetrical. If your dog shuts his eyes a lot or keeps one eye closed, it shows that he has an eye problem. Other signs can be:
⦁ Eye discharge
⦁ Redness
⦁ Closed or semi-open eye
With any changes in your pet's eyes, take your friend to the vet as soon as possible, as eye problems can quickly get worse.
Pay attention to the hair around the eye area that obstructs vision, a good idea to help prevent irritation is to trim these hairs. Blunt-tipped safety scissors should be used, always pointing away from the eyes and being very careful not to touch them.
And in the same way that you wash hands and follow the hygiene protocol every morning, you must remove the legañas from your dog so that they do not accumulate and become infected. Your dog will thank you, it only takes 2 seconds! You can do it either by hand if you have them dry, or with a few special drops and gauze if you have difficulty removing them. Remember that you can organize your pet care tasks with the rest of the family!