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What Are The Benefits In Plucking Dogs' Ears

Dog ear hair grows from within the ear and is generally found in the smaller breeds and long- eared dogs.  If the hair growing out of the ear is thick it can cause problems such as preventing airflow which can lead to moisture build-up and infections.

Plucking the ears on a regular basis to keep the hair blocking the canal to a minimum can help prevent ear infections and other problems including aural hematoma.*

Plucking the ear hair out will also mean that it is more easily visible if there is any infection or problem in the ear canal.

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You need to have your dog's ears plucked every six weeks otherwise we will not be responsible for the problems which can occur or any vet bills.


Aural hematomas are collections of blood between the skin and cartilage of a dog's ear flap. The hematomas are caused by blood vessels which burst due to vigorous shaking of the head, scratching of the ear or other injuries.

If your dog has an aural (ear) hematoma he will need to be treated by a professional in order to avoid disfiguration.

Prevention indeed is necessary.