- Fill the Shar-Pei's ear canal with ear cleaner, holding the head to prevent the dog immediately shaking
- Massage ears a bit to get the cleaner down into the base of the ear.
- At this point, I usually bath the dog to give the cleaner a chance to work.
- Flush the ear canal with a soft rubber bulb aspirator like those used to suction a baby's nose.
- Flush all the ear cleaner out of the ear with warm water.
- Continue to flush until the liquid coming out of the ear is clean.
- Put the following solution in the ear to act as a drying agent and deter yeast:
(If you do not follow an ear cleaning with this mixture, an ear infection is very
- 2 parts white vinegar (to kill yeast)
- 1 part rubbing alcohol (to dry ear)
- Hold the Shar-Pei's head for 30 seconds to prevent shaking.
- Your dog will continue shake its ears out for a few hours. This is normal.
There are occasionally Shar-Pei that do better with no ear cleaning. If you suspect this is the case, feel free to call and discuss this with me.
Last updated on 11/14/2010