At Dog Spaw 2 Hour Grooms, we feel that education is important so that pet owners have a better understanding of how to care for their beloved pets. We hope the questions and answers below will bring you closer to that goal.
A: Many vets and groomers are just now starting to come to the conclusion that instead of plucking ears completely clean, the ear canal hair should be trimmed with blunt tipped scissors or clippers. Other alternatives are plucking just a few hairs a day and cleaning weekly. Previously it was believed that ears filled with ear hair could not circulate air and thus would cause infections. Now, reasoning has evolved that if the hairy ear remains clean and dry, as long as there are no underlying conditions, the ear will be not become infected.