Wipe away debris in the ear
Use a cotton ball soaked in warm water to wipe away any debris inside the dog’s ear. By using a cotton ball soaked in warm water, you can help to remove any debris that may be inside your dog’s ear.
Doing this will help to reduce the chances of your dog’s ear becoming irritated. We recommend organic cotton balls because they’re free of chemicals.
You can also make use of Vet’s Best Ear Relief Finger Wipes, they are free from Parabens and made with all-natural ingredients like Witch Hazel, Aloe Vera and Tea Tree Oil.
Apply pet-safe ear cleanser
Apply a small amount of pet-safe ear cleanser to the cotton ball, and gently wipe the inside of the ear. Be careful not to insert the cotton ball too far into the ear canal.
Applying a small amount of ear cleanser to the cotton ball can help to clean the inside of the ear and reduce the chances of irritation.
Dry the dog's ear
Use a soft, dry cloth to gently wipe the outside of the ear. Gently wiping the outside of the dog’s ear with a soft, dry cloth can help to remove any remaining ear cleanser and debris.
Make sure to use a clean and soft cloth to avoid further irritation.
Apply pet-safe oil
Place a few drops of pet-safe ear oil into the dog’s ear, and massage the base of the ear for a minute or two. Using ear oil can help to soothe the dog’s ear and reduce irritation.
Make sure to use a pet-safe ear oil, and only place a few drops into the ear.
Remove any excess oil
Allow your dog to shake his head to remove any excess oil, and then use a soft towel to clean around the area.
Make sure your dog shakes his head first before using a towel to clean any excess ear oil. This will help to avoid further irritation.
If you notice that your dog’s ear is still irritated, red, or swollen after following these steps, contact your veterinarian for further treatment.