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How do you get rid of all the hair inside your Hav's ears? Are they prone to ear infections because of it? Can a reputable groomer take care of it?
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How do you get rid of all the hair inside your Hav's ears? Are they prone to ear infections because of it? Can a reputable groomer take care of it?
They are typically NOT prone to ear infections because of hair in their ears. A FEW Havanese have such dense hair in their ears that it needs to be plucked periodically. This is not particularly difficult or uncomfortable for the dog. (I have no idea why, because you'd THINK it would hurt!!!) And, yes, if it needs to be done, and you don't want to do it yourself, you can certainly get any decent groomer to do it.


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We have a home groomer and she always checks their ears. She pulls the excess hair out of the ear canal. I would think it would be part of the grooming process.

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We have a home groomer and she always checks their ears. She pulls the excess hair out of the ear canal. I would think it would be part of the grooming process.
Some groomers do it automatically, but some groomers express anal glands automatically too. I don't want them to do either. Kodi has never had enough hair inside his ears that they've required plucking, and I believe that anal glands should ONLY be done by the vet, and ONLY if absolutely needed.


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Scout and Truffles have never had their anal glands expressed. I am always surprised how much hair they have in their ears. Their ears look so clean after she has plucked all the hair out. They must feel better too

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Scout and Truffles have never had their anal glands expressed. I am always surprised how much hair they have in their ears. Their ears look so clean after she has plucked all the hair out. They must feel better too
It does vary from dog to dog, and this is exactly why it needs to be an individual decision, not based on what other people with Havanese are doing.


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Daisy has lots of hair in her ears. The vet said he could take care of her ears as well as baby teeth when she is spayed.
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Daisy has lots of hair in her ears. The vet said he could take care of her ears as well as baby teeth when she is spayed.
If she geows so much hair in her ears that it's a problem, though, it's not like teeth... It constantly grows back. So you'll either need to learn to do it yourself, or have a groomer do it for you. It's really not hard, and if you keep up with it, so that you never have to pull much at a time, they don't really seem to mind it.


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