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Dog ear care is important for your pet's well-being. Due to the shape of dogs' ear canals, they are particularly prone to ear problems. Bacteria, yeast, parasites, and viruses can thrive in the warm moist areas of the ear. Thoroughly cleaning your dog's ears should be a task that you perform weekly starting when your dog is a puppy. When you adequately clean your dog's ears and allow for proper air circulation, you will improve your dog's overall health—this is especially important for dogs with long, floppy ears.
If your dog has severe ear problems, get him to the vet immediately to discuss treatment options—it is likely he will require prescription ear medication.