How to Clean Dog Ears Naturally:Simple and Easy

Cleaning dogs ear wax

Cleaning dogs ear wax

If you are dog owner, I bet you would buy ear cleaning products for dogs. It can be quite an addition to the already long list of expenses you have for your dog. Although ear cleaning products generally don’t cost much, it is always a good option to save up some bucks for the rainy days.

Commercially available ear cleaning products also have chemicals that may cause harm to your dogs if used in the long run. Luckily, there are a lot of natural products that can be used to make homemade ear cleaning solutions for your dog.

Here are a few of them.

An illustration on how to clean dog ears

An illustration on how to clean dog ears

1) Water and Vinegar Combination. To make an ear cleaning solution using water and vinegar, simply mix one part water and one part vinegar. Ensure that it is mixed well and transfer the mixture to a dropper. Using the dropper, place some of the mixture into your dog’s ear until some of the mixture drips out.

You can also place 2-3 drops for bigger dogs and massage the base of your dog’s ears. For smaller dogs, place 1-2 drops of the ear cleaning solution and massage the base of the ears as well. Wipe of debris and excess ear cleaning solution with cotton after your dog shakes its head.

2) Water and Hydrogen Peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide is good in dissolving ear wax. Simply mix one part water and one part hydrogen peroxide and apply in the same manner as above.

3) Tea Tree Oil. What sets apart tea tree oil from vinegar and hydrogen peroxide is its antibiotic properties. Tea tree oil helps fight off fungus, bacteria and infection naturally. To make use of tea tree oil as an ear cleaning solution, simply moisten a towel and use it to clean your dog’s ears.

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The secret of loosen earwax buildup

Removing and cleaning ear wax

Removing and cleaning ear wax

We all vacuum cleaner sans lubricant sans antibiotic in our ears. We call that good stuff, the earwax. While it’s already a blessing to have such a gooey stuff in our ears, some people produce more of this good stuff that it already irritates the inside of the ear and worst, will likely produce hearing impairment. Most doctors do not know why some of us produce more earwax, but alternative doctors say that it’s all because of our diet. Here is what they have to say on treating earwax buildup naturally.

If you have earwax buildup on your right ear, lie on your left side and out a few drops of olive oil on that ear. Lie still for some 15 minutes. This should loosen the earwax. This must be done at least 4 times a day.  Symptoms of irritation and impaired hearing should gradually decrease.

It could also help to take a supplement of flaxseed oil .This is rich in fatty acids which is known to reduce inflammation. Take 1,000 milligram capsule at least 3 times day. And since most alternative doctors would say that too much earwax is because of poor food choices, one must cut back on saturated fats.

Increase intake of the “good fats” found in fish, nuts, and seeds. These are the omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. Of course, it pays to have good ear hygiene. Always clean  your ears using the prescribed cotton buds and avoid pushing and probing on the insides to avoid more injury.

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