Hairy Ear Canals

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Hairy Ear Canals

Post by Erica » Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:14 pm

Delta has hairy ear canals, and I was wondering if that would be a problem. Should I just check his ears often or is there some sort of grooming I should do to help prevent ear infections?

Edit: ...I really hope this doesn't inspire a new wave of spam.
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Re: Hairy Ear Canals

Post by Nettle » Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:05 am

How about asking his breeder as well?

I shudder at the spam this could generate :lol:
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Re: Hairy Ear Canals

Post by Sweetie's Human » Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:29 am

Erica wrote:I really hope this doesn't inspire a new wave of spam.
Nettle wrote: I shudder at the spam this could generate :lol:
I'd just like to point out that I now feel very wholesome (or perhaps just sheltered!) by not understanding what sort of spam that might attract! :lol:

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Re: Hairy Ear Canals

Post by emmabeth » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:41 pm

I pluck the fuzz outta Errols ears, or he gets very greasy orrible ear'oles. He wasnt overly keen to start with but I made it into a game whereby I exclaim 'OOOH EAR POTATOES' each time i pluck out a load, in a silly voice of course, and then give him the plucked out muck to sniff which he takes great delight in, and thus we get by and hes quite happy with it. The freak.
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Re: Hairy Ear Canals

Post by Erica » Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:39 pm

Yeah, I've started clearing out his ears about once every couple of months, and using ear cleaner once a week. Delta doesn't really object to much once he's on the grooming table as he knows every weird thing earns him special yummies! He will let me know when I've got ahold of fur that won't come out, though.
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Re: Hairy Ear Canals

Post by MandaS » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:00 pm

Hi,

Have you tried Thornit powder? Just a tiny pinch in the ear and then using a small flea comb, comb the hair but hold your thumb tight against the comb to pull out loose hair. It works a treat and leaves ears smelling lovely.

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Re: Hairy Ear Canals

Post by Annabellam » Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:01 am

So hairly breeds have problems with hair in their ear canals. There is always that debate as to whether it is healthy to pluck or not to pluck hair in the ear canals. Personally i have not had problems with plucking i started it early and it works well. If you have a sensitive dog, it would be necessary to explore other methods of ear maintenance.

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