You have just gone to the animal hospital and picked up Fluffy or Fido after their medical procedure or surgery. Along with instructions for care and medications to go home you are presented with and expected to employ a simple yet extremely important protection device.
Because the ear canal in dogs is mostly vertical (unlike a human ear canal that is horizontal), it is easy for debris and moisture to be retained in the ear canal. Ear disease usually stems from over-production of wax as occurs in response to irritation.
I am currently a second-year veterinary technician student, I am trying to prepare myself for my career in veterinary medicine, and I have never been so scared in my life. I am constantly studying and learning new things.