Taking care of your dog's health is essential to ensure that they live a long and happy life. Two important aspects of your dog's overall well-being are their eye and ear health. In this blog post, we'll discuss some simple tips and best practices that should help maintain your dog's eye and ear health.
Eye Health Tips
Make sure to keep your dog's eyes clean and free of tear stains. Dogs can develop discharge or tears around their eyes, which can lead to discomfort and infections. You should clean your dog's eyes daily with a clean, damp cloth or a specially formulated eye wipe, like our new and improved Hypoallergenic Eye Wipes. These gentle plant-based eye wipes are fragrance and alcohol free, utilizing witch hazel, aloe vera and vitamin E to clean and nourish the sensitive eye area.
Regular check-ups are another essential to eye health. Have your dog's eyes checked regularly by a veterinarian to catch any potential issues early. Your veterinarian may also have advice on how to protect your dog's eyes from particular elements you may experience on certain adventures, as there are dog accessories like doggy goggles and visor hats available. In between vet visits watch for any redness, swelling, discharge, or cloudiness in your dog's eyes. If you notice any of these symptoms it's essential to get them to a vet right away.
Ear Health Tips
Regular cleaning of your dog's ears can help prevent ear infections and can be as simple as a quick daily wipe. Our soft Ear Wipes contain witch hazel, a natural cleanser and astringent, plus a mix of soothing plant extracts. Cleaning your dog’s ears frequently will help you watch for signs of infection such as foul smell, redness, or discharge. Other signs include your dog scratching their ears or shaking their head.
If your dog loves to swim, it's important to keep their ears dry afterward. You can use a cotton ball to gently dry their ears or use an ear drying solution. Sometimes you may need a specially formulated ear cleaner, and a soft cloth or cotton ball to clean the outer ear. Just like with eye health, having your dog's ears checked regularly by a veterinarian is an important way to catch any potential issues.
Maintaining your dog's eye and ear health is crucial for their overall well-being. By following these tips and best practices, you can help keep your furry friend healthy and happy. For more tips on keeping your pet in their best shape, read our blog, Exercising with Your Dog.