What can I use to clean my dog’s ears at home? You only need a few supplies to successfully clean your dog’s ears: a cotton ball or gauze, dog ear-cleaning solution, and a towel. Avoid using cotton-tipped swabs (Q-tips) or anything with a pointed tip.
What do vets use to flush dog’s ears?
- Cerumenolytics are used to break down the cerumen (aka wax) and are generally recommended in cases of marked build-up of wax in the canals.
- Antiseptics/drying agents are used to help remove excess moisture from the canals or to help control microbes (bacteria or yeast).
How can I treat my dog’s ear infection without going to the vet? Use a mixture of 50% organic apple cider vinegar and 50% water, soak a cotton ball and clean your dog’s ears. If you notice your dog in pain or her ears drying out too much, discontinue use and see your vet.
How do you deep clean a dog’s ears? Hold the ear flap and massage the ear base for around 20 to 30 seconds. This is how the ear wash breaks up wax and other debris inside your dog’s ear. Wipe away debris. After you’ve massaged your dog’s ears, use a cotton ball or gauze pad to remove any debris from the inside of the flap and the upper canal of the ear.