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College Park Animal Hospital

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9717 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD 20740
Phone: 301-441-2547
Fax: 301-441-8956

Office Hours

Day
Monday7:307:00
Tuesday7:307:00
Wednesday7:307:00
Thursday7:307:00
Friday7:307:00
Saturday8:002:00
Sundayclosedclosed
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Ear Cleaning

 Ear cleaning is usually recommended when your pet has an infection.  Here are some tips and videos to help you along with cleaning your pet's ears at home.

1. Don't use an ear cleaner not recommended by your veterinarian.  Pet's ears are very sensitive and using an inappropriate cleaner can cause an infection to get worse, or damage your pet's ear canal. 

2.  There are many different types of bacterial and fungal infections that can occur, so it is a good idea to bring your pet in so that the right medication and cleaner can be prescribed to clear up the infection.

Signs of infection can include the following:
- redness
- discharge
- odor
- head shaking
- excessive head scratching
- rubbing of ears on the floor or other surfaces

3.  Ear cleaning can be messy, it is best to do it outside, or in a room that can be easily cleaned such as the kitchen or bathroom.  Never use Q-tips to clean your pet's ears, this can damage the ear canal if they slip too far in.  Cottonballs are recommended.

Below we have several handouts and a video with more detailed instructions and information.

Handouts: 

Ear Drop Administration

Ear Infections in Cats

Ear Infections in Dogs


 How to Clean Your Dogs Ears

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Testimonial

They may be small but CPAH has been our vet for over 30 years...The staff is incredible, well trained and pleasant to work with. I can always count on the staff to take care of all my animals with the best care possible. They have come through for me on several emergencies.

Mark H. / College Park, MD

Office Hours

Day
Monday7:307:00
Tuesday7:307:00
Wednesday7:307:00
Thursday7:307:00
Friday7:307:00
Saturday8:002:00
Sundayclosedclosed
Day
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 8:00 closed
7:00 7:00 7:00 7:00 7:00 2:00 closed

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  • 9717 Baltimore Ave College Park, MD 20740
  • 301-441-2547
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