Dog Grooming Tips - How to Clean Your Dog's Ears - YouTube
The ear grooming will be made up of removing the dog’s hair and the debris from the ears. The will be performed less frequently.
On some dogs, similar thinning at the base of neck at the withers is also necessary. Note: topcoat is NOT removed in any of these area’s, we are just thinning undercoat to remove some bulk. Over zealous grooming in these areas, whether done with thinning shears, or a stripping knife will not preserve the natural look of the dog, nor will it enhance the dog or cover up lesser qualities. The dog should not have an “hourglass” look when looking straight at the front when done grooming.
That’s what Patricia Self did. She also preferred the lustrous hair of her bouncy female dog to be adorned with bows. For the last several years, Meggie has worn bows attached by Self’s groomer.
How to Groom a Dog : How to Clean a Dog's Ears - YouTube
Dog Grooming – Cleaning Ears ..
When it comes to dog grooming, the ears are important as well. Owners should clean not only the outside of dogs’ ears, but the inside as well. With that said, note that cleaning the ears too much can actually lead to infection. The plucking of a dog’s ears has become a topic of some controversy as of late. While it used to be and still is, to an extent, a common dog grooming practice, in more recent years the practice has lost some of its following due to questions regarding whether or not it really helps a dog maintain the health of his ears. Let’s take a closer look.Once weekly, check your pet’s ears. There should be no foul odor, no dirt, and no redness. Doing this every week can also help you quickly figure out if there is something medically wrong with your dog. A vet or groomer can provide specific ear-cleaning instructions for your particular dog.Lately, however, some veterinarians and groomers have been speaking out against ear plucking on the grounds that it can further irritate an ear canal already prone to irritation and lead to ear problems that may not have occurred otherwise. They point out that plucking the hair from a dog’s ear canal leaves minute openings–essentially, tiny wounds–in the skin where bacteria can simply settle more easily. Additionally, because (a) dogs generally don’t like the feeling of hair being plucked out of their ears and (b) plucking can leave the skin irritated, a dog may be more likely to scratch and worry at his ears, which will only make any ear problem worse.Because dogs’ ears are so important to them—and to us for all they do to help us understand our four-legged companion’s moods and attitudes—we need to take good care of this valuable part of the canine anatomy. One way to do this is through good grooming.Kitty, Unfortunately,that’s the correct way to pluck ears. It is very painful for the dog. Just plucking a few at a time is just as painful and you run the risk of not being able to get all of the hair out of the canal. Dogs ear canals are much longer/deeper than ours. As I said before, it’s become a topic for debate. Sometimes it makes an ear infection even worse, and in other cases…it just HAS to done or the dog will end up not being able to hear as well or the ear will get infected. It’s such a double edged sword. The way you saw the groomer do it is exactly how a vet does…you just don’t see or hear it. Hopefully this will shed just a little light on the subject.