Numerous things can work their way deep into your dog's ears and cause problems, including bacteria, ear mites, and tiny seeds and grass bits he collects as he romps in the yard. Because of the twisty, curvy design of a dog’s inner ears, it is easy for parasites, bacteria and yeast to hide and thrive in them. Infections can result from trapped debris. Dogs with allergies are particularly vulnerable, as are those with floppy ears, like cocker spaniels, basset hounds and poodles. Routine cleanings will allow you to detect any issues early, allowing for timely treatment options. Dog’s inner-ear skin is delicate, so we at Dog-aholics take care and clean them with a cotton ball dampened with mineral oil and solution formulated specifically for this purpose.