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Dog Health Treatment & Advice : How to Treat a Dog’s Ear Infection Naturally

August 14, 2019


Hi, I’m Dr. Aimee Beger veterinarian, and
today we’re going to be talking about treating your dogs ears naturally at home. We do recommend
four ear infections to treat your dogs infections with a veterinarian approved cleaning product
and possibly antibiotic or anti-fungal if needed. Some things people have tried at home
however to treat their dogs naturally are to use apple-cider vinegar and water, hydrogen
peroxide has been used by some people and even rubbing alcohol in their dogs ears. Other
things that people have tried are just using tap water and/or using Q-tips or cotton balls
to try to remove any debris that they may see in the ear. Ear infections, you’ll typically
know your dog has an ear infection if you smell a very sweet smell or a very malodorous
smell coming from your dogs ear, and of course if you see any debris, brown debris, yellow
or white puss pouring out of your dogs ear, you know for sure that he has an infection.

12 Comments

  • Reply simon1812 May 21, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    why olive oil?

  • Reply Alondra Gimenez May 5, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    I have 2 Shih Tzu and I took a look at their ears today and it was all clotted with greasy hairballs and it was full of black wax. I cleaned it up with Q-tips and it came out so nasty, it had a musty odor. I also heard a lot of mushy sounds, I am letting my dogs hair grow long so do you think I should cut my dogs hair since this might have happened since I never dried its ears? Or should I still let it grow, apply the medication and when I wash him put cotton balls inside of his ears?

  • Reply punanibuzzed August 29, 2010 at 6:48 am

    always useless why do i bother with these people

  • Reply manandmachine2551 December 29, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Braggs organic acv which i pickup at GNC, did the trick. 1 month later no more awful smell and very little scratching. Mixed 2 teaspoons with my dogs drinking water. He actually loves this stuff!!

  • Reply Mscellobass April 16, 2014 at 2:27 am

    well then…. what is your advice?

  • Reply DetroitToTX65 October 7, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    I was a Licensed Vet Tech for many years and never considered not going to the vet for an obvious ear infection until I simply couldn't afford the  bill.  My vet charges 75 just to walk in the door, so I was forced recently to try the homeopathic alternative.  I'm on day 4 of treating my dog's ear infection and things are going great.  I've been using a mix of vinegar and water, 2 parts vinegar/1 part water, for the cleaning process, which I do twice per day.  Although I know how to use q tips, I've stopped using them and only use cotton balls after the initial cleansing and massaging of the infected ear.  After that, I'll use a clean TB syringe (w/out the needle) to inject less than .5ml of alcohol to dry the ear canal.  After that's done, and after a break of a few minutes, I'm using Vitamin E oil with a tiny amount of garlic powder as a last massaging treatment.  The Vitamin E oil is a natural remedy for pain and inflammation.  The garlic is a natural antibiotic.  I  mix the two together in a small quantity and use a TB syringe to apply a couple of drops to the infected ear, massaging when I'm done.  After only a few days the ear has improved 10 fold and I'm very happy with the process. I could tell he felt relief after the very first treatment.  In the past, I've spent 150-200 dollars at the vet to produce similar results, but I won't in the future if these results continue.  I'm not suggesting that if your dog has a serious ear infection, including a hematoma, that you follow my lead, nor if you've not had a veterinarian diagnose the problem in the first place.  I happen to have some experience, therefore I was comfortable in giving this a try.  Thankfully it worked extremely well, at least so far. 

  • Reply east wood October 27, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    wow she is hot

  • Reply Alex Nanton May 24, 2015 at 4:21 am

    she didnt actually give any advice…

  • Reply Rando ! April 9, 2017 at 7:23 am

    hot vet

  • Reply Tamara Kennedy August 29, 2018 at 3:16 am

    And how did this tell us how to treat ear infection naturally?

  • Reply North S November 20, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    You cannot use RUBBING ALCOHOL in the dogs ear it will burn.

  • Reply Edward Kiepper May 11, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    Really, she pushed the vet products, I would not use alcohol, because it burns if there is even a scratch in the skin.

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