Notoco Earscope for small animals up to 70 lbs: Working with your veterinary professional: With your Vet Earscope you can monitor conditions within an animal's ear canal and thus be aware of many ear problems before they become serious. Dogs and cats have long, curved canals that collect dirt, moisture, matted hair and burs. If you notice an animal shaking or tilting its head, scratching or rubbing its ears, or if there is ear puffiness or a bad smell, these indicate an ear problem. Work with the guidance of a veterinary professional when dealing with ear ailments whenever possible. Some Precautions: * Ears are sensitive and great care should be exercised while examining the ear canal. * Have your veterinary professional show you how to hold and examine your anmimal. * Work slowly. Be patient and gentle. Rough treatment can damage sensitive ears. * Some animals will not allow examination without sedation and should be professionally treated. * Using the Vet Earscope is not a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment. If an animal develops serious ear problems, seek professional help. CAUTION: Using Vet Earscopes on human ears can be dangerous. Notoco's human model Earscopes are designed for that purpose.