When you have your dog professionally groomed and ask the groomer to care for your dog's ears typically, you'll pick your dog up with smooth and clean ears on the outside as well as on the inside. Removing hair from the inside of your dog's ears can be done a couple of different ways, from clipping or cutting to even plucking. When you remove the fur from inside your dog's ears there is less in there for dirt debris to stick to. Your dog's ears will be easier to clean, and your dog's hearing may even improve.
The ears can be quite sensitive for many dogs. Your dog may not enjoy you touching tugging or pulling on his ears, much less plucking fur or having a small noisy clipper inside his ear. Pay attention to your dog's movements when you're grooming near his face and ears and be very cautious about how much control your dog will have moving his head around while you're grooming his ears. You don't want to cause injury, but you may need to ease his anxieties a bit with a treat.
My dog will not let me pluck her ears. She fights me and my assistant (daughter). She doesn't cry out in pain. She just doesn't let anyone touch her ears. It's been this way since she was 12 weeks old. But she needs them plucked. I wish there was a way to do it while she's asleep. Any recommendations
Hi there, is Freyja (love the name!) prone to ear infections? The jury is still out on whether plucking is always necessary. Would she let you trim the hairs instead? If she is not cooperating, there is the risk that she could incur an injury while you make the attempt. Speak to your vet for their opinion. If you agree that plucking is the way to go, try doing only a few hairs at a time. Not every hair has to be removed, just enough to ensure airflow. You can always pass this job to the groomer as well. Thank you for the question and good luck!
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