A dog’s ears can sometimes become a focal point where bacteria and yeast can form. While some canines may go throughout their lifespan without any ear problems and require only a monthly cleaning, other dogs are much more prone to chronic ear problems and need more frequent ear cleanings.
Canine ear issues often may be linked back to genetics. For example, dogs who have floppy ears or longer hair are more likely to be effected by ear problems because the ear canal doesn’t have as much exposure to the air. In fact, the typical structure of a canine ear canal is what can make it very tough for debris that’s deep inside of it to be cleansed away without the assistance of a professional groomer. Dirt and debris can result in irritations and even ear infections if not expelled promptly.