Caring for your dogs ears should not be over looked. If you don't propertly care for your dogs ears he or she may become deaf and out of balance.
Use caution when cleaning dogs ears. Use cotton swabs to clean only the part you can see. Never stick a Q-tip down into the ear canal, this could cause a serious injury. Remember their ear canal is L-shaped.
Check their ears every week to make sure they are in good health, pink on the inside and the edges not split or any tears. There should be no odor. If your pet shakes their head, scratches, or tilts to one side there could be an ear problem. Take them to your Veterinarian. Please do not wait until there is a bigger problem.
If you see a dark waxy build up in the ear canal, then your dog may have an ear mite problem. This is highly contagious and more often found in puppies. Luckily they are easy to get rid of.