Why Your Dog's Ears Smell and How to Clean Them

Infections from overgrowth of yeast and bacteria in the ears cause unpleasant odors.

Yeast & Bacteria  

Parasitic ear mites can lead to dark crumbly buildup that smells bad. Seek medication.  

Ear Mites  

Dogs with environmental or food allergies are prone to itchy, infected ears.


 Hair traps debris and oils, creating a smelly environment perfect for microbes. 

Excess Hair

Red, inflamed or painful ears may indicate infection. See your vet before cleaning.

Check for Infection

Use a soft cloth and veterinarian recommended cleanser. Never use cotton swabs inside ears. 

Gently Clean

Gently dry cleaned ears to prevent painful moisture and fluid buildup inside.

Dry Thoroughly 

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