How to Clean French Bulldog Ears & English Bulldog Ears: A Complete Guide

Gather Supplies

You'll need cotton balls or pads, ear cleaning solution specifically formulated for dogs, and treats for positive reinforcement.

Prepare Your Bulldog

Choose a quiet, comfortable area for ear cleaning. Have your bulldog sit or lie down calmly, and reward them with treats for cooperation.

Inspect the Ears

Gently examine your bulldog's ears for any signs of redness, irritation, discharge, or foul odor, which may indicate an infection or ear problem.

Apply Ear Cleaner

Saturate a cotton ball or pad with the ear cleaning solution. Lift your bulldog's ear flap and gently wipe the visible areas of the ear canal, avoiding deep insertion to prevent injury.

Massage the Base

After applying the cleaner, gently massage the base of your bulldog's ear for about 30 seconds. This helps distribute the solution and loosen any debris or wax buildup.

Bulldog to Shake

Allow your bulldog to shake their head to remove excess moisture and debris from the ears.

Repeat if Necessary

If the ears are particularly dirty, you may need to repeat the cleaning process with fresh cotton balls or pads until they are clean.

Reward Your Bulldog

After cleaning, praise and reward your bulldog with treats and affection to reinforce positive behavior during ear cleaning sessions.

Regular Cleanings

Make ear cleaning a regular part of your bulldog's grooming routine, aiming for weekly cleanings to prevent ear problems and maintain ear health.