Question by  AOLCanceler (73)

What causes canine ear crust?


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

Most of the time his ears are not being cleaned on a regular basis, and infection occurs. A crust will appear from seepage either from an infection that is developing or by him scratching the area because it itches. Keep his ears clean.


Answer by  Catherine34 (54)

Crust can be caused by dirt, bacteria, or mites. Depending on the color and exact spot is how someone determines if what is causing ear crust in a canine. A yellow crust on the inside of the ear may be a sign of an infection.


Answer by  whoareyou (3483)

Dogs have ears that are great for hearing, but not so great for staying clean. They build up dust, dirt, and everything else quickly, which could cause a 'crust' like effect. Regular cleaning, gently with a Q-tip (Consult your vet BEFORE trying this), should reduce the build up.


Answer by  amberjusm (306)

If you have a water dog, like a lab, it could simply be water residue/. However, it could be residue from mites, or it could just be dirt, give them a good cleaning and then see what happens, if it's still there, take them to the vet.


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