Question: My Mom had Cockers when I was growing up and they always had ear infections! Will my puppy have chronic infections? What causes that and what can we do to avoid them altogether!!
Answer: Ah, yes. Cocker Spaniels and ear infections. They go together like a dog & a bone! Fortunately your puppy is a hybrid, which will help to drown out genetic tendencies to bad ear infections. However, many ear infections in drop-earred dogs like the Cockapoo is due to poor air circulation in the ear canal and moisture.
There is one way we can keep our dogs ear infection free! Proper ear cleaning! With occasional maintenence and a few simple steps, my dogs have remained ear-infection free for years and years!
There are different types of ear infections and it is important to be able to recognize the signs/symptoms of each. For the full article on ear infections and the best maintenence solutions as well as at-home treatments and when to call the vet read my full article here: