How to Care for the Ears of a Siberian Husky

The Siberian husky has large, open ears that need minimal care from his human.
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The Siberian husky is a clean dog by nature and can usually handle his grooming without human help. Your husky doesn't need his ears cleaned frequently; once a month is plenty unless you see a lot of dirt in his ear. You can clean your husky's ears easily at home.

Step 1

Use a cotton ball soaked in mineral oil or ear cleaning solution that is specially formulated for canine use.

Step 2

Clean the inside area of the outer ear. Your husky's outer ear is the part that is visible on top of his head.

Step 3

Dip the cotton ball inside your husky's inner ear and gently swab the interior to remove built-up dirt inside. Don't go too far into the ear, as you can damage your husky's tender skin or her hearing. Insert the cotton ball only as far as is comfortable -- if you have to force the cotton ball inside the ear canal, you are going too far. Then let your husky's ears air dry.

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