Cleaning your pets’ ears can be tedious and time consuming. This is especially true if you haven’t regularly cleaned their ears since they were small. Then they will not be accustomed to the prodding and wiping that is associated with proper ear cleaning. We want you to enjoy your pet and not worry about the ear cleaning hassle. That is what El Paso Pawfect Pet Grooming is good at and is what we want to do for your pet while you get to enjoy your free time playing and interacting with them however you see fit. It's not a challenge most pet owners are up for but there are times that for their health your pup may need to have their anal glands expressed. We can help!
Common Ear Problems
Deep cleaning the wax build-up out of your pets’ ears is the most common situation that we encounter. Although ear wax is not harmful and will generally not cause serious problems, it can still be uncomfortable for them. Plus, they will no longer have an excuse for not listening once we have all that wax debris out. Another issue that we frequently encounter are ear mites. These microscopic pests can be extremely annoying and problematic. They generally will cause few issues themselves, but the intense scratching and ear rubbing that your pet does will cause raw and possibly infected ears.
Ear mites are small and usually not visible by the naked eye. Their burrowing and nibbling on your pets’ ears will cause intense itching, biting, and rubbing of your ears. Mites do not go away without treatment, so one must administer treatment as soon as possible. We have the medication and knowledge to start the preliminary treatment. If the problem is too severe, then we advise seeing a veterinarian prior to following up with us. For mite problems that have led to torn or infected ears, then please see a veterinarian for proper treatment.
Animals with extra hair around or inside their ears may need some trimming to prevent mats developing and to help stop the accumulation of excess dirt in the ear canal. Hair is a good preventative in most situations, but too much hair will attract dirt particles which can fall into the ear and lead to dirt and wax build-up. Dogs with long, hanging ears can be vulnerable to having excess hair on the insides of their ear flaps which is capable of attracting dirt and other debris that can stick inside of the ears. We have the right tools to trim this hair down.
For dogs who love to swim and spend time dunking their face into pools of water, their ears are susceptible to infections. Ear maintenance is an often over looked area since most people assume that a hanging ear will protect the ear canal from water accumulation. However, this is quite the opposite of what is true. Hanging ears will trap water inside and become a breeding ground for fungus and bacteria. Common ear infections are fungal infections that grow in dog ears following frequent swimming.