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How to Care for Dogs with Clipped Ears


 Dogs with clipped ears have a lot of people asking, "You gotta be kidding me!"

"Why would you do that? It's so cruel!"

"That's not natural!"

"You're taking away their identity!"


The truth is, cutting a dog's ears is actually good for them, and we're here to tell you why. They will have a lower risk of developing infections of the ear canal. This is also done to prevent irritation from dirt and debris getting stuck in the folds of their ears. 

Aside from the fact that you can hurt your dog if you don’t know what you’re doing, clipping their ears can be painful for them. That’s why knowing how to care for your dogs during their ear-clipping process is a must.


How to Care For Dogs With Clipped Ears


Clean the ears weekly. 

This is the step that most people skip, but it's actually one of the most important when you're caring for dogs with clipped ears. The tip of the ear is where a lot of bacteria and dirt accumulate, so keeping it clean will help prevent all kinds of problems, like infections, irritation, and even cancer. You can use a cotton swab dipped in hydrogen peroxide to wipe them down.

Brush regularly. 

If your pet's ears are long enough that they can be brushed out, then this is another important step in caring for dogs with clipped ears. If they're not quite long enough yet (which is true for many dogs), try combing with an ear cleaning brush instead—it'll still help remove any excess hair and debris from inside the ear canal as well as stimulate blood flow to keep those pink bits healthy!

Keep an eye on their temperature! 

Dogs with clipped ears have a harder time regulating their body temperature than other dogs because of their lack of flapping ears—so make sure that you keep an eye on how hot or cold your dog is feeling before taking them out for a walk or run outside in the sun/rain/snow.


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