Ear Cleaning

  1. Fill the Shar-Pei's ear canal with ear cleaner, holding the head to prevent the dog immediately shaking it out.
  2. Massage ears a bit to get the cleaner down into the base of the ear.
  3. At this point, I usually bath the dog to give the cleaner a chance to work.
  4. Flush the ear canal with a soft rubber bulb aspirator like those used to suction a baby's nose.
  5. Flush all the ear cleaner out of the ear with warm water.
  6. Continue to flush until the liquid coming out of the ear is clean.
  7. Put the following solution in the ear to act as a drying agent and deter yeast:
    • 2 parts white vinegar (to kill yeast)
    • 1 part rubbing alcohol (to dry ear)
    (If you do not follow an ear cleaning with this mixture, an ear infection is very likely.)
  8. Hold the Shar-Pei's head for 30 seconds to prevent shaking.
  9. 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
Owner: Monica Chang
"Photo by Bruce G. Holcomb. Our family was searching for a pet quality Shar-Pei and found our perfect little guy at Baggins Kennels! Aesthetically he was beautiful, his blue-green eyes gorgeous, his apricot coat soft with lots of wrinkles…but most impressive to us was his temperament. Such a loving, sweet puppy, very smart and bonded immediately to our family. He became housebroken quickly learning how to ring his bell to go outside by 9 weeks. His eagerness and ability to learn commands is amazing and understands 6 hand signals at 3 months old. He’s full of love and is the love of our lives! We couldn’t be happier with Baggins Kennels that they offer such high quality Shar-Peis. They seem to breed for temperament, health and intelligence whether you’re looking for show or pet quality. It’s tempting to add another to our family!"

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