How to Clean Your Dog's Ears – VetVid Dog Care Video

How to Clean Your Dog's Ears – VetVid Dog Care Video

How to Clean Your Dog’s Ears in easy steps! Cleaning your dog’s ears can be easy, but you’ll need to follow proper precautions and use a good product.
How To Dog Health
Dr. Mike walks you through a routine ear cleaning step-by-step so that you can perform ear cleaning for your dog. If there is an ear infection you’ll learn what precautions to take and what to discuss with your vet. VetVid is Veterinary advice for your pet!
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  1. Bellathebear on October 3, 2022 at 8:52 am

    LOL! every vet we went to for ITP  suggested prednisone for life, blood transfusions & spleen removal.$$$$$.  instead we researched the truth, regarding prednisone etc. & gave her 50 mcg of vitamin k daily. Her Purpura cleared up in 24 hrs, & its been over a year, without a trace. Cost?  $6 bucks, enough for nearly a year. Vets cost?  The life of our friend

  2. Vivian Patrick on October 3, 2022 at 8:53 am

    I saw wax in my dog’s ear so I took a qui tip and cleaned them. She started to cry so I stopped and looked up this video. What do I do she can’t stop scratching and picking at it. Should I take her to the vet?

  3. Stop hurt your dog on October 3, 2022 at 8:54 am
  4. Sophia Coleman on October 3, 2022 at 8:54 am

    when he puts a few drops of the ear solution down into the dog’s ear, is that only for if it has an infection or is it a way to just clean his ear (with a dog without infection?)

  5. DetroitToTX65 on October 3, 2022 at 8:54 am

    As a veterinary technician for 10 years, I regularly do maintenance ear cleanings on my dog, especially since he’s a swimmer.  I do use q-tips though, but I’m trained and know what I’m doing.  It’s very important for dogs with floppy ears to check them periodically for ear infections, especially if they get wet.  If moisture gets in there it becomes like a greenhouse and bacteria can grow.  If not treated, it can get out of hand easily.  I would regularly treat a relative’s Labrador for ear infections, but then they were negligent with the medication and follow-up care.  This resulted in deafness in one of the dog’s ears.  This type of maintenance is very important for your dog’s overall health, just as the teeth, nails, skin/coat….on top of annual vaccinations as well as healthy diet and exercise.  Inexpensive ear cleaning solutions can be purchased at Petsmart or Petco, but my favorite online pet supply company is

  6. Carrie Ann on October 3, 2022 at 8:55 am

    How much for the blond lady ?

  7. Unicorn Ally on October 3, 2022 at 8:57 am

    My dog has a lump on the ears. Its like "hematoma" i guess. Im not quite sure. But how donyou treat it?

  8. Dew's Home on October 3, 2022 at 8:58 am

    My dog ears full with fleas how to remove them

  9. Bonnie Richardson on October 3, 2022 at 9:03 am

    Love this

  10. mrfunkington on October 3, 2022 at 9:04 am

    Dude – I loved you in that movie A Night at the Roxbury!! I never knew you were a vet as well.

  11. Brian Burke on October 3, 2022 at 9:04 am

    Thank you very much for this.

  12. Donna Huckenberry on October 3, 2022 at 9:04 am

    Sick ears are cause by bobo

  13. Your Dog's Life on October 3, 2022 at 9:04 am

    If your dogs ears are infected and keep getting infected, I would start looking at food allergies as the cause. Dog food allergies can cause skin irritation and can lead to infection.

  14. itskibrothers7 on October 3, 2022 at 9:05 am

    i have a german shepherd puppy do i clean his ears with a q tip ?

  15. Aryse on October 3, 2022 at 9:07 am

    Mine is a ear "cleanser" I don’t kno if theres a big difference between ear cleanser and ear cleaner.

  16. Dave Louvet on October 3, 2022 at 9:08 am

    Very helpful! I used a product recommended by my veterinarian called PurOtic by Innovet. It has a silicone tip for dispensing that makes cleaning so easy I will never use any other product .a couple squirts and almost all of the debris comes out

  17. Dave Dowson on October 3, 2022 at 9:08 am

    Rub away from the ear canal not towards it #unbelievable

  18. Mickey McGowan on October 3, 2022 at 9:09 am

    I think my husky has one of those weird grass seeds that stick in and bury in to the skin and everything in her ear and she keeps hiding flicking her head attacking her ear & ive checked the canal nothings there how to I fix this should i take her to the vet>

  19. Julia Gaskin on October 3, 2022 at 9:12 am

    im so confused lots of other videos do something different but the same this is completely different who to beleive

  20. SilverShrimp TX on October 3, 2022 at 9:16 am

    Bullshit,…use Hydrogen Peroxide and save the $100 Vet bill

  21. Michael Durkin on October 3, 2022 at 9:17 am

    That dog is so cute!

  22. Ben Lombardi on October 3, 2022 at 9:17 am

    Do dogs ears always smell super bad?

  23. William Pacer on October 3, 2022 at 9:17 am

    Good video.  Our chocolate lab is getting over an ear infection with the help of a prescribed ointment from the vet and this cleaning technique.  Very helpful!

  24. Bobby Caldwell on October 3, 2022 at 9:18 am

    "How To Clean A Dogs Ears -In Detail By Susan Eyer Anderson is a MUCH better video. Check that one out.

  25. RnR vlog on October 3, 2022 at 9:19 am

    What is the name of the ear drop? I want to buy it for my dog

  26. DogOfWar64 on October 3, 2022 at 9:21 am

    She kinda looks like Jenifer Lawrence.

  27. Dil on October 3, 2022 at 9:21 am

    This is not easy. Your dog must be on tranquilizers. My dog freaks out and I can’t even get near him once he knows what’s going on. Please do it for me

  28. Bellathebear on October 3, 2022 at 9:24 am

    p.s. The vet hospital hands out purina dog chow promotions. Anyone that can read a label knows this product is 1 of the worst. the other vet is paid by hills, so their always pushing scinece diet, another garbage food, that will insure most dogs that eat it , will live an unhealthy life. Investigate your vet. Can you really trust any vet that suggest a dog food , that is known allergen to dogs?  

  29. skalouko on October 3, 2022 at 9:26 am

    that it… wow.. vet did that for my brother’s dog.. he was couple dollars short {2 dollars} in paying what it cost… so my brother had to sign over dog until he came up with the extra 2 bucks… NO, the vet wouldn’t let him slide on the 2 bucks.. He had to sign dog over to them until he came up wit hte 2 bucks……. they wanted him to take meds home, but he just paid for cleaning, which in my opinion from what i saw here, cost way too much….. that vet was a crook….

  30. Mariannà Bonda on October 3, 2022 at 9:27 am

    Thank you so much for that demonstration.

  31. Rachel A on October 3, 2022 at 9:27 am

    What cleaner do you use?

  32. cloudy x on October 3, 2022 at 9:27 am

    awww a birder terrier! so cute!

  33. asn pawcio on October 3, 2022 at 9:29 am

    Yeah right my question is… how to stop my dog from moving and shaking head on right and left and low kicks me while I’m trying put that on his years… :p also he running away and its been 3 days since his ears was not cleaned

  34. Refined Phenomena on October 3, 2022 at 9:30 am

    I need that shade of blond

  35. Shanna Heckler on October 3, 2022 at 9:34 am

    Have you tried treating yourself with Weedborn CBD products?

  36. Criskaos on October 3, 2022 at 9:35 am

    Thank you very much! You have helped me alot. I will use "Epi- Otic" recommended for my vet.

  37. AnimalGirl756 Animals Lover on October 3, 2022 at 9:35 am

    @VetVid Can I ask you a question? Do you need to wash your dog’s ears when you bath him? Someone said the dog’s ear can get an ear infection.

  38. Rob Brown on October 3, 2022 at 9:35 am

    Sorry – can’t stop laughing.

    "Doctor Mike"

  39. Maria Vazquez on October 3, 2022 at 9:37 am

    That was so helpful thank you. B-)

  40. Frapo Chino on October 3, 2022 at 9:40 am

    You know he’s tapping that assistants ass.

  41. Joshua Silas on October 3, 2022 at 9:41 am

    Why dislike this video?

  42. Vietnam Animal Vet Clinic on October 3, 2022 at 9:45 am

    This video is very useful. thank you

  43. serendipity marie on October 3, 2022 at 9:46 am

    Thanks for telling us what cleaner to use.

  44. Cindyvlf on October 3, 2022 at 9:47 am

    Hi, you say in your video that you shouldn’t pour anything down the ear canal, but isn’t that the way most cleaners work? If not, you’re just getting the debris on the surface and not the debris down in the ear canal. There are a few other vets on YouTube demonstrating the ear cleaning and they pour the liquid down in the ear canal, now I don’t know what to do?

  45. Planet Urine on October 3, 2022 at 9:48 am

    Very Informative! A video every dog owner should watch!

  46. david bradford on October 3, 2022 at 9:50 am

    My vet told me to take solution and squeeze it on cotton ball then squeeze cotton so solution goes in ear

  47. Ryan C on October 3, 2022 at 9:51 am

    My dad is using a Kleenex to clean my labradoodles ears and he is sticking his finger all the way in the ear he does it about twice a day is that ok to do or should he stop

  48. анна ушакова on October 3, 2022 at 9:51 am

    ещё бы по русски

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