Have you ever been minding your business, getting your chores done around the house when a foul odor suddenly reaches your senses? It’s not the dirty dishes and it’s not the trash can. So what is it? It’s not until your dog walks by that you realize the source. It’s not his fur or his breath that stinks… it’s his ears!
As dog owners, we’re usually used to some interesting smells from our furry friends, but ear odor is not something that is normal. A healthy dog’s ears should give off no odor at all, so it’s important to break out the grooming supplies when you first notice a strange smell.
Your dog may not always enjoy having his ears touched. You can get him used to having his ears handled and cleaned by offering him treats while you pet and run your fingers over them. If he is distracted, he is less likely to have much of an issue with it.