Dog Ear Powder Recipe – 3 Powerful Ways To Clear Ear Infections
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Like humans, dogs are susceptible to ear infections. All you need to do is clean the ears to keep your dog from contracting an infection. It is not a must that you take your dog to the vet every time you need to clean his ears.
In fact, there is plenty of dog ear powder recipe methods you can try at home and save some bucks.
If you decide to clean your dog’s ears, use a clean, soft cloth and gently rub on the underside of your dog’s ears.
Avoid using cotton wool or Q-tips as they may push the accumulated wax or foreign materials further into your dogs’ ear. If this happens, you can cause unwanted damage to your dog’s ears.
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Dog Ear Powder Recipe Cookbook
The ingredients for these dog powder recipes are easy to find at your local stores. You can also ask your dog’s vet for recommendations on where to get these, how to make such powders, and also how to apply the powder without causing harm.
These 3 methods are the perfect Ear powder for dogs infection. We recommend you try all three at different times to see which one works the best for your dog.
1. Vinegar and boric acid recipe
If your dog is prone to frequent ear infection, this is the perfect ear cleaning powder. Vinegar is essential in adjusting the ear’s pH; therefore, inhibiting yeast growth, fungus, and bacterial infections. Povidone-iodine helps in killing bacteria. This is the ideal homemade dog ear cleaner and number 1 on the list for a reason!
- 4 tablespoons of vinegar
- ½ teaspoon of boric acid
- 5 drops of rubbing alcohol
- (Optional) 5 drops of povidone-iodine – it causes a brown stain, so you can avoid it if you wish
- Baking soda
Once you have all the ingredients, mix the vinegar and the boric acid until all the boric acid dissolves. Proceed to add the 5 drops of rubbing alcohol, povidone-iodine, and the baking soda to change it from liquid form to powder form.
2. Hydrogen peroxide recipe
Hydrogen peroxide powder is excellent in fighting bacterial infection. It is an excellent choice if your dog’s ears hang down, or if your dog has ear mites. While it is an excellent choice, professionals recommend that you use it in moderation. Extended use of hydrogen peroxide causes irritation, which can lead to damage to the ear.
- 3 teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide.
- 1 teaspoon of distilled water
- Baking soda
3. Tea tree and Olive oils recipe
Tea tree oil is an excellent choice for a dog that is recovering from an ear infection or one that has skin irritation issues. Tea tree oil is the best natural ingredient you can use to get rid of ticks. It is also ideal for treating fungal infections and yeast. This homemade dog ear cleaner is 100% natural so it’s a good match for dog owners that want to keep things environmentally friendly.
Olive oil, on the other hand, is a carrier oil. It is essential whenever mixing any oils for medicinal purposes to help dilute, in this case, the tea tree oil.
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of tea tree oil
- Baking soda
With all the ingredients ready, mix the olive oil and the tea tree oil thoroughly. Then add the baking soda to change the concoction into powder form.
If your dog is prone to ear infections, there are some home remedies that you can try. They will save you the money you will spend visiting the vet. The above recipes are in liquid form, but with the baking soda, you can easily change that into a dog ear powder recipe.
Also, consult your dog’s vet for further assistance on what is best for your dog.
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