How do I prevent my bulldog from getting ear infections?

How do I prevent my bulldog from getting ear infections?

How do I prevent my bulldog from getting ear infections?

Tips to prevent ear infections:

  1. Use cotton balls in your dog’s ears to prevent moisture from seeping in.
  2. Dry your dog’s ears with cotton balls after he swims.
  3. No D.I.Y.
  4. Gently remove visible debris from your dog’s outer ear canal.

How do I know if my bulldog has an ear infection?

Symptoms of Dog Ear Infections

  1. Head shaking.
  2. Scratching at the affected ear.
  3. Dark discharge.
  4. Odor.
  5. Redness and swelling of the ear canal.
  6. Pain.
  7. Itchiness.
  8. Crusting or scabs in the ears.

How do you clean an American bulldogs ears?

Squeeze a veterinarian-approved ear-cleaning solution to fill your dog’s ear canal and massage gently at the base of the ear for about 30 seconds. You will hear a squishing sound as the product dislodges debris and buildup. Don’t let the tip of the applicator touch your dog’s ear, as this can introduce bacteria.

What is the most common cause of ear infections in dogs?

The cause for most dog ear infections is either yeast or bacteria that’s trapped in the ears. Yet, ear mites, wax buildup, or allergies can also cause painful ear infections in dogs.

How often should you clean a Bulldogs ears?

All dogs should have their ears cleaned at least once a month. However, some breeds need it as frequently as once a week. The exact amount of time between cleanings varies from pet to pet and depends on their breed, age, level of activity, and wax production.

How can I tell if my dog has a ear infection?

Typical Dog Ear Infection Symptoms

  1. Scratching of the ear or area around the ear.
  2. Brown, yellow, or bloody discharge.
  3. Odor in the ear.
  4. Redness Swelling Crusts or scabs on inside of the outer ear.
  5. Hair loss around the ear.
  6. Rubbing of the ear and surrounding area on the floor or furniture.
  7. Head shaking or head tilt.

Are Bulldogs prone to ear infections?

Ear infection in bulldogs and French Bulldogs is common and without proper care often lead to a chronic, painful and often irreversible external ear canal disease. In contrast to bulldogs, ear infection in most other dog breeds, cats, and us humans is rare, due to a natural wide self-cleaning ear canal.