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How often do you clean ears?

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Just curious how everyone handles it. For the most part, I clean Scout's weekly with her bath whether they look dirty or not.
 

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In the Moment
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Our routine sounds similar. I squirt all ears with the Vet Solutions Ear Cleaner after the weekly baths. I also trim the inside ear hair as needed. All help keep those ears dry and clean.
 

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I clean Molson's out about once every other week with an ear cleaning solution, in addition to anytime he goes swimming.

I was told by our new vet not to clean them too often because it will dry out the natural oils in there, possibly causing more frequent ear infections.
 

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Scout has never had an ear infection but her ears seem to get dirty pretty quickly. I clean them at least once a week and every time she goes swimming, which in the summertime is every weekend. I can't believe she's never gotten an infection considering how much time she spends in the water.
 

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Every day or two I wipe the ear out with a baby wipe, and weekly I use the ear cleaner for a deep cleaning. All of my dogs have clean, fresh smelling ears, and none of them have ever had an ear infection.
 

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Listerine rules. I have bathed entire infected, filthy rescue dogs with it before. I've also used on on cuts and scrapes on myself and on animals. Gooooood stuff!
 

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I clean Merlin's ears as needed. While I check them (includes smelling them :) ) often, they stay really clean. I think he's had one ear infection in his 2.5 years. I feel lucky that he is not prone to them.
 

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i clean angels ears once a week but only bath her once every 2-3 months as requiered :)
 
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