When our Clumbers don’t listen is it their stubbornness or is it their need for a good ear cleaning…………probably a little bit of both.
*This information is not meant to be a substitute for veterinary care. Always follow the instructions provided by your veterinarian.
On a recent visit to NC State Veterinary Hospital I chatted with a dermatology resident who shared with me these simple reminders on proper ear cleaning technique.
- Soak a cotton ball with the ear cleaning solution.
- Squeeze the liquid from the soaked cotton ball into the ear canal. There is no need to oversaturate the ear canal by forcefully squeezing the fluid from the bottle into the canal.
- Let your Clumber shake his head. Massage the base of the ear to distribute the wash solution throughout the ear canal. Your Clumber will go into a trance. They love this part!
- Use clean cotton balls to remove the discharge from the inner side of the ear flap. You may use q tips to clean the inner side of the ear flap. BUT………….Don’t stick q tips into the ear any further than you can see. By using q tips deep into the ear canal can pack wax and other debris further into the ear canal, and prevent medication from getting to the deeper parts of the ear.
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Eli sired a litter of 6 puppies with CH. Breakaway Fire and Ice (Thelma Lu), born June 13, 2015
Henry had a successful debut in the show ring at the Clumber Spaniel Fanciers of Michigan Specialty show by going Reserve Winners Dog at the young age of 6 months. However, he tells me he’d rather be tracking.
Shirley has been bred. We’ll confirm her pregnancy on August 3rd with ultrasound results. Fingers crossed!!!
Thelma Lu x Eli puppies