Can you hear me now? -- Cleaning your Dog's Ears

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How Will I Know If My Dog Has an Ear Infection?

Keep an eye on your dog’s everyday behavior and physical health. As the pet’s owner, you will know better than any when your dog begins to act abnormally. In particular, keep an eye out for:

  • Discharge from the ear
  • Odor around the ear
  • Excess scratching, pawing or rubbing at the ears
  • Redness in the ear canal
  • Sensitivity or pain around the ears
  • Ear swelling
  • Masses around the ear area

How Can I Help Prevent Ear Infections?

Regular ear cleanings are a great way to help keep your dog’s ears clear from disease and infection. To clean normal ears, choose a mild ear cleaner specifically designed to be used on pets. It’s generally best to avoid vinegar, alcohol, and hydrogen peroxide, which can irritate the skin of some dogs and be painful to an already inflamed ear canal.

SDS Recommended Products: 

Eye Envy - Natural Deep Ear Cleaner, 4 oz 

Eye Envy All Natural Deep Ear Cleaner is an ear wash designed to breakup wax and prevent ear infections in cats and dogs. Made of all natural ingredients, it is gentle on your pet while helping eliminate ear odors. Eye Envy® All Natural Deep Ear Cleaner also comes with the patented silicone tip applicator for precise delivery and to make it easier for pets that resist ear cleaning.

  • Alcohol Free – sting Free
  • Sulfate Free
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • No dyes or fragrances
  • Made with the patented PurOtic Silicone Tip

#1 All Systems - EAR SO FRESH, Natural Herbal Ear Wash

For the ultimate in regular ear hygiene. A natural Herbal Ear Wash. A most effective, soothing blend of full strength herbal oils and extracts. Ear So Fresh helps keep ears clean, fresh & reduces earwax buildup

E-Z Groom - Ear Magic, All Natural Medicated Ear Cleaner

A soothing medicated ear cleaner and skin treatment in one. Made with Melaleuca (tea tree oil), Aloe Vera, Oil of Wintergreen and other essential oils to create a gentle and effective ear cleaner.

Angels' Eyes - Ear Rinse 

Angels’ Eyes Ear Rinse for dogs and cats is a veterinarian-formulated ear cleanser scientifically developed to deodorize, gently clean, dry and acidify the ear canal.  Ear Rinse for dogs and cats helps to safely clean your pet’s ears and avoid potential problems before they start. Plus, you will love the pleasant sweet pea & vanilla scent! Will not sting or burn and gentle enough for daily use. Ideal for dogs and cats of any age.

Bio-Groom - EAR CARE Ear Cleaner and Ear Wax Remover

This veterinary preparation, fortified with Boric and Salicylic Acid, thoroughly cleans the ear canals of dogs and cats. Dissolves ear wax build-up in one easy application. Ear-Care™ is exceptionally mild and gentle, and will not leave the ear canal oily, sticky, or gummy.

Eye Envy - Replacement Silicone Tips

The 10 pack replacement silicone tips for the ear cleaner and ear dryer is great for household with multiple dogs.

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