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Old 07-16-2010, 11:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ok i need help here , i usually clean his ears with a cotton ball or the corner of a washcloth but i have never plucked those lil hairs off .. how do i do that ?
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Old 07-16-2010, 12:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Put a little ear powder in them first, then just use your thumb and forefinger. The hair in the canal comes out really easily. That's the only hair you want to remove, not hair on the ear flap itself. That would be very painful.

I use a little ear cleaner after Lady's bath to keep them dry and clean.
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Unless Dolce has a lot of hair inside his ears that block air flow, you do not need to pluck it. London doesn't have much in her ears, but Preston does so occasionally I have to pluck Preston's. I don't use ear powder or anything, I do it before I bathe him so it's dry.
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I've never used powder either, what kind?? You should have sen Vi's ears after 3 months of being away from the family...they were like my grandpa's ears...all bushy and nasty! lol It took me at LEAST 20 minutes PER EAR to get it all done!! The ears themselves were clean, but I guess they didn't know they needed to pluck the hair out because it was apparent it wasn't done LOL
At first she was wiggly (Vi?? wiggly??? nooooooo! hahaha) but by the time I was almost done with the second ear she was sitting still (...mostly...).
Anyway...my point is that once you start doing it again and again you'll get used to it and be able to do it quick and easily and your pooch will get used to it
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thanks guys!
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I've never used powder either, what kind?? You should have sen Vi's ears after 3 months of being away from the family...they were like my grandpa's ears...all bushy and nasty! lol It took me at LEAST 20 minutes PER EAR to get it all done!! The ears themselves were clean, but I guess they didn't know they needed to pluck the hair out because it was apparent it wasn't done LOL
At first she was wiggly (Vi?? wiggly??? nooooooo! hahaha) but by the time I was almost done with the second ear she was sitting still (...mostly...).
Anyway...my point is that once you start doing it again and again you'll get used to it and be able to do it quick and easily and your pooch will get used to it
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I use my hemastats to pluck when necessary, which isn't often. No ear powder or cornstarch, tho (which would be a cheaper alternative to powders) cuz I don't need it myself. Whatever works best for you and your fluff.
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