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    Default Curious about Ear Protection While Our Bullies Swim

    When we first got Goob, 3 years ago, I always heard that it is NOT good to let water get into a dog's ears. I have been OBSESSIVELY careful when I bathe him, when it's raining, and whenever he plays with the water hose. I wash his face separately and block his ears every time water might get near them.

    It has been SO hot around here lately I've been thinking about buying him a little kiddie pool. For those of you who have a swimming/water loving bulldog, do I have to put ear plugs in his ears? I'm just worried about an inner ear infection. Or, can they swim willy nilly and I just need to stop freaking out?

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    Default Re: Curious about Ear Protection While Our Bullies Swim

    Hi, I don't think you have to worry too much about getting water in his ears in a kiddie pool, the water is only going to cover his paws and legs, and maybe his tummy, but his head isn't going to go under the water. There's more of a chance of getting water in his ears when you're bathing him, especially if you either pour water over his head to rinse, or if you use a shower head like I do. I use the shower head to wet their bodies, and shampoo them, then I use the shower head to rinse them off, but I don't use the shower head on their heads or faces. I wet a facecloth, and put the shampoo on the cloth and wash their faces, and then I rinse with the cloth, that way water doesn't get in their ears.
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    Default Re: Curious about Ear Protection While Our Bullies Swim

    Chance sticks his whole head under the water while bathing thankfully knock on wood there has been no trouble

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    Default Re: Curious about Ear Protection While Our Bullies Swim

    you can put some cotton in his ears and then take it out when done
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    Default Re: Curious about Ear Protection While Our Bullies Swim

    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    you can put some cotton in his ears and then take it out when done
    Yep cotton balls in the ears and I will also flush with ear cleaner to in the safe side, that's how I am! Very obsessed with no water in the ears.

    Years ago we had our first bulldog and she had chronic ear infections, found out it was because I was letting water get in her ears. Ever since he showed me how to clean them and keep water out we haven't had hardly any problems in almost 20 years.


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    Gracie has a kiddie pool she loves it and will stick her head under the water. No ear problems.-uploadfromtaptalk1409277408862-jpg

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    Default Re: Curious about Ear Protection While Our Bullies Swim

    I wouldn't think with a kiddy pool you will have any thing to worry about, but as others have said, you can always put cotton in his ears.
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