These are some of the products that I am proud to use (and highly recommend) to keep your dog looking & feeling their best!
ALL NATURAL EAR CLEANER
(supplied through your Veterinarian)
** I personally use this ear cleaner on 90% of the dogs that I groom, who have normal-sensitive ears, however I am happy to use a cleaner that is prescribed from your Veterinarian or an ear cleaner that you would prefer that I use. **
FOR DOGS AND CATS
With Natural Colloidal Oat Extract
Avena Sativa All Natural Ear Cleaner for Dogs & Cats is an ear cleaning solution made from natural oat grains. It provides a specially formulated solution of Colloidal Oat Extracts which gently cleans the ears and helps remove ear wax and debris while providing a soothing calm to dry, inflamed and/or irritated ears. Directions: Wipe off any loose wax or debris with a cotton pad moistened with Avena Sativa All Natural Ear Cleaner for Dogs & Cats. Apply a sufficient amount of solution to fill the ear and gently massage at the base of the ear for about 5 seconds. Wipe away any remaining dirt, exudate and excess solution with a cotton pad. Avena Sativa All Natural Ear Cleaner may be applied as often as needed or as directed by your veterinarian. Always seek a veterinarian’s advice if the pet’s ear is painful, irritated and/or inflamed. Precautions & Contraindications: For topical use only. Do not use if perforated eardrum is present. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes.
Warnings: For animal use only. Keep out of reach of children.
Active Ingredients: Colloidal Oat Extract, Lactic acid, Malic acid, colloidal oat solids. Does not contain starch, flour, gums, fillers, or artificial colouring.
Spaniel Ear Cleaner Recipe
** Since Spaniels (among other breeds) are prone to ear infections, I was referred to this recipe (to pass along to others) to help keep infections from re-occurring. **
- White vinegar
- Powdered boric acid
- Isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol)
- Betadine antiseptic (or the generic version, known as Povidone-Iodine Solution)
Please note: do not use "Betadine Scrub", use "Betadine Solution"
Directions for mixing the solution together:
Pour six ounces of isopropyl alcohol in to a plastic applicator bottle. Add one and a half teaspoons of boric acid powder. Be careful not to get any boric acid on your skin or clothes. If you do, wash it off immediately.
Shake the solution extremely well, until the boric acid powder is dissolved, or for five minutes, whichever comes first.
Add two ounces of white vinegar. Shake the solution some more, until the boric acid powder is dissolved, or for another five minutes, whichever comes first.
Add one teaspoon of the Betadine antiseptic, and shake it up some more. Be careful not to get any Betadine on your skin or clothes. If you do, wash it off immediately.
The ear cleaning solution is now ready to use.
To use the ear cleaning solution:
It is recommended that you use the ear cleaning solution in your garage or outdoors, as the dog will shake it out of his ears and it will fly in to the air and stain things.
Squirt the solution inside your dog's ear until the ear canal is completely full. Massage the outside of the ear to help slosh the cleaning solution around inside. Release the dog and let him shake out the ear cleaning solution from his ears.
If you get any of the ear cleaning solution on your skin, wash it off as soon as possible.
Be sure to shake the solution up really well before each and every time you use it. The boric acid has a tendency to settle at the bottom of the bottle. Store at room temperature.
Use the cleaning solution daily until you start to see some improvement. Gradually cut back to once per week when you are happy with the condition of the ear. When the ear seems completely free of infection, you can go two weeks between treatments.
Warning: Do not use this ear cleaning solution on dogs with ruptured ear drums, or on dogs with open sores or wounds in the ear area. An ear exam by a veterinarian is recommended prior to beginning treatment with this ear cleaning solution.
This recipe came to you from Jim Zimmerlin - www.zimfamilycockers.com