Ear Cleaning

Cleaning your pet’s ears is an important part of routine wellness care.
veterinarian cleaning a cat's ears
Unfortunately, many folks don’t clean their furry friends’ ears until there is a problem, like an infection or ear mites. Even if your dog or cat regularly sees a professional groomer, it’s important to clean their ears at home or visit a veterinarian for this important service. At Center Veterinary Clinic, we provide professional ear cleaning for pets in Novato and the surrounding areas and are here to help you understand why this grooming component is so important.

The Importance of Ear Cleaning

When they aren’t cleaned regularly, pets’ ears are susceptible to infections, mites, and other issues. Some breeds are more prone to ear infections than others because of their ear shape. Ears that stand up straight from the base of the head are less likely to develop issues than those that fold over or lie flat against the head. The amount of fur in your pet’s ears makes a difference, too. Long-haired dogs and cats are more likely to have ear problems than their short-haired counterparts. 

Dirt, grime, and bacteria can all become entrapped in a pet’s ear canal. This commonly causes infections and irritation. Your furry friend could also experience ear mite infestations. These tiny parasites cause significant irritation and can lead to secondary ear infections as a result of constant scratching. 

If your pet has any of the following symptoms, they could be experiencing ear issues: 
  • Frequent head shaking
  • Scratching/pawing at the ears
  • Redness in the inner ear
  • An unpleasant, yeasty smell coming from the ears
  • Visible dirt, grime, or pus in the ear

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Professional Ear Cleaning in Novato

Professional Ear Cleaning in Novato

Cleaning your pet’s ears at home using a specially formulated ear cleaning product is always a smart idea. Sometimes, though, further intervention is needed. If you need help cleaning your pet’s ears or suspect that they could have an infection or mites, we can help. We provide professional ear cleaning in Novato and would be honored to be entrusted with your beloved companion’s care. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for ear cleaning at Center Veterinary Clinic.

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Center Veterinary Clinic provides professional ear cleaning for pets in Novato, San Rafael, San Anselmo, Fairfax, Petaluma, and the surrounding areas.
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1553 S Novato Blvd #B, Novato, CA 94947


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