why does my french bulldog keep scratching his ears?

why does my french bulldog keep scratching his ears?

It’s not unusual for a french bulldog to scratch his ears, So why does my french bulldog keep scratching his ears? The most common cause is an allergy or infection in the ear canal, and this can be irritatingly painful.

 However, scratching should not last more than two weeks without treatment, if it does then there may be an underlying problem like mites or yeast build-up that needs to be addressed by your veterinarian.

 If you just gave him a bath and he’s still scratching, then you need to check out these other possible reasons why your french bulldog might have itchy ears, parasites, bacteria buildup from allergies, seasonal changes in weather (like humidity), too much hair near the ear canal, skin conditions such as eczema or dermatitis erythematosus.

 What are the symptoms of ear infections in a french bulldog?

The ear canal is a complex area of the canine body that needs to be taken care of. Ear infection, which could lead to discharge and painful symptoms like itchiness, can happen when it becomes infected due to bacteria or yeast buildup.

A dog’s ears are prone to infections because they often have hair in them that may trap moisture as well as dirt from their environment; this all promotes bacterial growths on the skin where an open wound might also do so if not cared for properly.

 It takes just one day without cleaning your pet’s ears will start seeing some common signs such as:

Many people think that ear infections are painful, but some dogs show no symptoms of infection aside from a buildup of wax and discharge in the ear canal.

 But many times these painless infections cause significant discomfort for affected animals who may exhibit signs such as:

  • Head shaking 
  • Scratching at the infected area 
  • Dark discharge oozing out of their ears leaving behind brown crusted or scabbed areas on your pet’s skin to be cleaned up by you. 
  • odor will also become more potent 

 Ear mites and how they affect French bulldogs scratching their ears 

The unfortunate truth about ear mites is they can make your dog’s ears itchy, which often results in them shaking their head excessively.

 Ear Mites might also produce wax and irritation on the skin of your pet’s ears, so their ears may well look red and inflamed with a dry black discharge.

 There will typically be an unusual odour as well that accompanies these nasty little pests – you’ll know when something just doesn’t smell right!

What to do if your french bulldog gets ear mites?

If your dog has been getting ear infections from mites, you’ll need to keep a close eye on their ears and clean them frequently. 

You can help long-term by checking your dog’s ears regularly, keeping them out of the dirt at doggy daycare or the park, and using organic solutions.

 Also, follow your vet’s advice, they will recommend a check-up and report back after so many weeks.


Dog ear scratching is a common, but frustrating problem. What makes the problem worse is that there are many possible causes for this behavior- from an itchy skin condition to allergies and parasites.

 If your dog has been diagnosed with food sensitivities or if your vet suspects he may have some form of mites (such as fleas) then you should also be looking at products like Benadryl along with regular grooming by a professional groomer.

 No matter what treatment plan you end up choosing, it’s important not only to stop the itching behaviors in their tracks but also to get them checked out by a veterinarian so they can properly diagnose any underlying health issues.

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Dan James is the founder and editor of FrenchBulldogio, a canine enthusiast who writes about what he's learned on the way of being a French Bulldog owner and sharing his advice, tips, and research.

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