What oil can I use in my dogs ears? Here’s What to Expect

Natural Ear Cleaner For Dogs

First, we need to clean the ears. There are quite a few natural homemade dog ear cleaner options that we can use ranging from apple cider vinegar, aloe vera juice, and even witch hazel.

One of my favorite homemade natural ear cleaning remedies is to take:

  • 2 cups brewed green tea (cooled, remove tea bag)
  • 2 tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar with the mother
  • 5 drops calendula tincture
  • Put them all together and mix then use a syringe to put 1-3 mls into your pet’s vertical ear canal. Massage the base of the ear. You’ll want to hear the liquid making a squishing noise.

    What oil can I use in my dogs ears?

    Let your pet shake their head and wipe out any remaining debris with a soft cloth or cotton balls. Continue cleaning until there is no waxy debris left.

    If you prefer over the counter options, these are other high quality, natural (and some not so natural) ear cleaners:

    Daily Maintenance Dosage of Coconut Oil

    Coconut oil has antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. Its also a great source of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) which help support overall health. Feeding your pet a daily maintenance dose is the best way to take advantage of all the benefits coconut oil has to offer.

    An adequate daily maintenance dose of coconut oil will vary according to the type of animal and its weight. Here are the recommended dosages at a glance:

  • Carnivores and omnivores (like dogs and cats), 1 teaspoon (5g) per 10 pounds (4.5kg) of body weight
  • Small herbivores such as hamsters and guinea pigs, 1/8 teaspoon (0.6g) per pound (450g) of body weight
  • Large herbivores (like horses and sheep), 1/2 teaspoon (2.5g) per 10 pounds (4.5kg) of body weight
  • It’s important to note that virgin coconut oil is considered a natural food and not a supplement. Because of this, a specific “dose” is not necessary, and we often advise pet owners to give their pets the maximum oral tolerance, where they can see beneficial results. Every animal is different, two dogs of the same weight may require different amounts of coconut oil, depending on their overall condition and health.

    Most pets love the taste of coconut oil, so you shouldnt have much trouble getting them to eat it! If your pet enjoys the taste, allow them to eat it whole – directly from your fingers or a spoon. If your pets one of the few that dont like the taste of the oil, it can be easily mixed in with their food.

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    Dog Yeast Ear Infections: Great OTC Home Remedy

    Fall is my favorite season in Minnesota, the temperatures are cooling down, it’s perfect for bonfires, and the leaves are changing.

    Fall has always been a difficult season in our home since both Calvin and Sophie suffer from extreme allergies.

    Though they are on allergy medicine, fall causes their symptoms to worsen and brings on ear infections.

    It is not uncommon for dogs who suffer from allergies to be more susceptible to ear infections.

    Keeping Sophie and Calvin’s ears cleaned helps to prevent ear infections, though sometimes that isn’t always enough.

    Though there is a variety of methods to clean our dog’s ears, we have recently started using essential oils.

    Previously, we used over the counter products. Though they work pretty well, a friend recently suggested trying essential oils.

    She said that she thought they were more effective and less abrasive on her dog’s ears.