Dog First Aid : How to Treat an Ear Infection in a Dog


Once you’ve got the spot dirty on your cotton-ball,
you’re going to change it; in this case I just flipped it over. Okay, once I’ve
gotten that cotton-ball quite mucky, I’m going to get another one. Clean, start with
a clean cotton-ball, you might want to open your container. Okay, and you can go deeper
than you would in a dog’s ear, then you would think you would in a human’s ear,
but its best to hold the ear up and go in, and try to clean the ear out from the top,
using your cotton-ball. Never probe too deeply in here; you don’t want to puncture the
eardrum. Okay, so once you’ve used your medicated cleaner to clean out the dogs ear,
if your vet has given you an ointment and typically you’ll get some sort of an ointment
from your vet, then you’re going to take the ointment, put a small amount in the ear,
and then you’re going to massage the ear, so you’re moving that ointment all through
the ear. Once you’ve done that, you can wait until the next time you have to make
the application. Follow the instructions that are on the medicine that you get from your
vet, Um, this one for example, is instill in ear twice a day, for seven days. Make sure
you follow, even if it looks like the ear infection is cleared up, make sure that you
follow through to the end of the time period that the vet has instructed you to do.