How to Clean Your Dog’s Ears with Stuff You Have
If you have a dog, you know they sometimes need a little “help” with their grooming. My golden retriever, Sophie, is quite active (as in she loves going into the lake and rolling in mud).
After her adventures, I noticed there would be an unpleasant odor around her ear area… like the smell of mold in a bathroom. Not a good scent. So I asked the vet what I could do to take care of the situation. He explained that we could buy a jug of ear cleaning solution from the pet store, or take care of it with stuff we already had… which was much more appealing!
Supplies: warm (not hot) water, vinegar and cotton balls.
You want a ratio of 2/3 water to 1 part vinegar. I used 1/2 cup of warm water and added 1/3 cup of vinegar. Gently mix and dip the cotton balls in.
The vet didn’t tell me this part– but I find letting Sophie sniff the cotton ball before I put it in her ear helps her not be so frightened. Plus, it’s only polite!
Next, gently put the wet cotton ball in the inside ear and swirl around a little. GENTLY being the important word.
That’s it. I love being able to cuddle with my Sophie and not have her smell awful. Well, at least her ears don’t stink!
Stolen Content Update
By the way, I’m sorry that I am having to “watermark” all my photos towards the middle of the images. I don’t like the way it looks. Unfortunately, there’s a site that has been stealing my content and pretending like it’s theirs. They cut my watermark off when it’s not in the middle and cut and paste all my text. In short, they steal and they are terrible! I’ve tried asking them nicely multiple times to stop but so far, they won’t.
Thanks for your understanding.
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