Cleaning the ears of your Shih Tzu is very important. His ears can become infected and even may damage the hearing if left untreated. Sore spots, ear mites, and everything else.
You have to contact your vet to buy the best products on the market to help you clean your Shih Tzu ears.
Be sure that everything is approved for dogs.
- Cotton Pads or Balls
- And treats to reward your Shih Tzu for their patience while you clean their ears.
Firstly you have to inspect. Look inside their ears, if they smell bad or are red inflamed, probably your Shih Tzu has an infection. Schedule an appointment with your vet to get it in for proper treatment.
Make your Shih Tzu sit and let them sniff the cleaner. Reward them for this. Hold their ear flap to pour the cleaner into his ears. Keep your Shih Tzu calm.
Massage the base of the ear with the cleaner for around thirty seconds. He may even enjoy it.
Let him shake the solution out of his ears and take the towel to wipe. Wipe the ear canal and the outer ear with the cotton pad or ball. Only removing visible dirt.
Do not forget to reward your Shih Tzu again for cleaning an ear. Move to the other ear and repeat this process.
Your bathroom is a good place to do this. You can also be outside but take care that your Shih Tzu won’t runoff.
Wear old clothes because you may get the solution on you after your Shih Tzu shakes his ears. After a few times you Shih Tzu will go peacefully into this process as they get used to it.