My new dog groomer told me not to pluck my dog's ear hairs, that doing so could cause infections. What do you think about this? I have a 4-year-old Maltipoo and I've been plucking her ears up to this time.
I am a groomer. Yes, if she is have no problem, pluck those ears. It is really needed so air can get down in the canal. If she is having problems, stop plucking and and use 9parts water, and 1part vinager to help with Yeast only. It doesn't work well on other infections, just yeast.
It is very important that you keep those ears open. If mosture gets in there, the hair traps it and can cause problems. We pluck every dog unless the VET has stated not to. There are always exceptions to every rule, but the general is pluck the ears.
I say pluck them. That sounded funny reading it back to myself...
It doesn't hurt the animal and it frees the canal of the wax collecting hairs so you can get at the area and better see what you are dealing with.
NoDog, if the hair was just trimmed, I could actually see that irritating them more than just leaving it and trying your best to clean around it. You should see how much hair can grow in there, it is very hard to clean. In my opinion, it is best to pull it out and clean the ear thoroughly.
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