Dog Ear Cleaner

"safe home made ear cleaner"
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  • mix ingredients in equal parts into a squirt bottle. I like to use a new hair color bottle since it has a very long tip and narrow spout for squirting into dogs long ear canal. The vinegar kills yeast and bacteria and acidifies the ear canal. The alcohol helps to dry the ear so there isnt excess solution lingering.
  • Squirt the solution into dogs ear and hold your dogs head for a couple mins to allow the solution to work.
  • Use cotton balls to absorb as much of the solution as feasible before allowing dog to shake its head.

Questions & Replies

  1. Can I use apple cider vinegar instead for mixing up ear saluction
  2. Can I use white distilled vinegar instead of distilled vinegar?
  3. can i use raw unfiltered vinegar?


  1. I used this on 2 cats and 3 dogs. Unfortunately the last dog in line saw what was going on, ran away and hid. It took me awhile but I found him. I found out cats can shake their heads a lot faster than dogs. I also found out it take 1/1000 of a second for those claws to come out and that<br/>cats can hold a grudge a lot longer than dogs. Made for 2012 Cookbook Tag game.
  2. Used it and works good for my mutts....once I can pin them down!
  3. I love it when I can find a recipe that has ingredients I already have on hand. This recipe fits that description. I mixed this together & tried it on Dukes ears. It is a great cleaner than costs so little. Thank you for saving me money and Duke thanks you for clean ears! Made for PAC, Spring, 2009
  4. This recipe could not have been posted at a better time. There is no need to go out and buy expensive over the counter/online products when you can create this safe & natural recipe at home for your dogs. This stuff really works. Definitely one recipe to appreciate. Thank you! SK



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