How To Videos

Learn safe ear cleaning and nail trimming for pets. Follow our vet’s guidance for effective care at home.

How To Videos

How to Clean Ears

Cleaning your pet’s ears should be done under the direction of your veterinarian. The reason for this is to ensure that you are using an ear cleaner that is safe for your pet and one that will be effective. We also need to be sure their eardrum is intact because certain ear washes and medications should not be used if their ear drum is compromised. If your pet has an appointment to see the veterinarian to examine their ears, hold off on cleaning them if you can. This allows the veterinarian to get a good sample of the debris in their ear(s). We are always happy to flush your pet’s ears for you. However, we will ask you to do it at home as well. Check out this video on how to clean your dog’s ears!

How to Trim Nails

Trimming your dog’s nails should be done on an as-needed basis. Some dogs wear their nails down and very rarely need them trimmed. A good school of thought is if you can hear their nails clicking/tapping on a hard floor when they walk, they should be trimmed. You are always welcome to bring them in for a nail trim, but for those who would prefer to save a trip and do it yourself, check out the video below!