Remedies for dog’s ear infections
Dog ears are prone to bacterial ear infections because of the way the ear canal is shaped. Because of this shape, it is easy for moisture, parasites and debris to get caught in the canal causing an infection. You will notice your dog itching his ear and a strong odor in the ear. There are some things you can do at home, but you may need to follow up with your dog’s veterinarian.
Calendula is a marigold type flower. It is a skin soothing herb. Mix 1 tsp of calendula tincture and 1/2 tsp. sea salt to 1 cup of filtered water. Flush the dog’s ear with this mixture 1-2 times a day.
Mullein and Garlic
Mullein contains antimicrobial and antiviral properties that help treat ear infections in dogs. Mix 1/4 cup of mullein oil with 1/4 cup garlic oil. For every ounce of mullein and garlic solution, add 15-20 drops of olive oil or vitamin E. Apply this mixture to the dog’s ear canal and massage his ears.
There are strong antibacterial and antibiotic properties in Oregon grapes that will effectively treat your dog’s ear infection. Make sure to get an oil infusion of the Oregon grape herb. Apply 5-10 drops of the oil into the dogs ears. Do this 1-2 times daily until the infection subsides.
Make a vinegar and water solution. Mix together 1/4 vinegar to 1/4 water and wash your dog’s ears out 1-2 times a month. This will keep his ears clean which helps keep the ears free from infection.