If your dog has ear infections, you might be used to the constant scratching and whining or the shaking of his head. Ear infections in dogs are quite painful and cause enormous discomfort. If your dog is pawing at his ears or shaking his head quite often, he's trying to get rid of the pain and discomfort. But what do you do if your dog with an ear infection needs to have a bath? You want to avoid, of course, getting water inside your dog's ears, and you'll need to protect his ears while you're washing his head and face as well.
Hopefully, your dog is under veterinary care for his ear infection. Until he's fully healed be aware that this area, including the space behind his ears, is going to be tender and sensitive, even around his ears. Your dog may feel a bit anxious about a bath or even being touched on his head, depending on his level of pain and discomfort.
Your dog might look like he’s dancing, but with ear infections, a head shake is common. Bathing your best friend while he has ear infections cann be tricky, but with care and avoidance of the ears while bathing, he can get clean, smell good, and have healthier ears at the same time.