Cleaning Your Dog's Ears
Dog ear health problems are a fairly common occurrence, leaving pet owners frustrated and feeling helpless to find an answer to relieve their poor dogs misery. Routine weekly cleaning will keep your dog's ears healthy and help avoid the development of ear mites or yeast infections. Understanding the possible underlying causes of ear problems and suggested natural alternatives from a holistic Veterinarians point of view is always a great place to start. Click the link below to read an article, by Dr. Karen Becker, covering how to clean your pet's ears. Recommendations for natural alternatives are listed below the article link.
Suggested Natural Alternative For Clean Ears
Pluck all hair from ear canal with hemostats and powder
Using a bulb syringe, flush ears with one of the following
- witch hazel
- equal parts of organic apple cider vinegar and water
- hydrogen peroxide
- cooled green tea infusion
Use Q-tips and cotton balls to remove all dark matter
Swab the following mixture inside the ear canal and on the outside ear leather .
- 2 drops therapeutic grade, certified pure Arborvitae or Melaleuca essential oil diluted with 15 ml (3 tsp) fractionated coconut oil
- Store mixture in an amber glass bottle in a cool dark place
Use once a week after bathtime for maintenance