What can I do for a dog with smelly ears?
Smelly ears are a clear sign of an ongoing ear infection problem. Dogs with floppy ears are notorious for getting very chronic ear infections. Regular cleaning with veterinary approved cleaners can help, but often antibiotics are also needed. When pets continually get bad ear infections despite good at-home care and veterinary medications, a special surgery to open up the ear canals and allow more air flow is an option. It’s best to first get an accurate diagnosis and appropriate medications and cleaning supplies before considering any other alternatives.
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