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Keeping Pets Ears Clean

Just a Reminder: Keep Those Ears Clean!

With the weather out here in California constantly changing from hot, to windy, to cold, and back again, I noticed that North's ears tend to get dirtier faster (especially with us hitting the beach more often in the Summer months). I like to clean his ears about once a week or so with Fuzzyard Organic Ear Cleanser ($22) that contains Aloe Vera to soothe, and a mixture of Almond and Macadamia nut oils to soften stubborn wax.

But, if you aren't keen on the liquid solutions, I learned that Samson uses Earthbath Ear Wipes ($9) that come in a jar of 25. Since they are all natural, they don't sting or burn, and LilPeaPod tells me they work great! If your pet is a swimmer, it's especially important to keep an eye out for ear infections, and cleaning regularly will help stave off any problems. What do you use to keep your pet's ears clean?

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colormesticky colormesticky 8 years
Q-tips and warm water. I have bat-eared dogs too, and anything and everything gets into them.
Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
hydrogen peroxide, but I might give the Fuzzyyard a try
sweet-feet sweet-feet 8 years
i use a solution from my vet. i use it on my dogs and cat.
Rally-RE Rally-RE 8 years
plain ol' rubbing alcohol works, too. just make sure the cotton ball isn't dripping with the alcohol ... you don't want alcohol running into your dogs ear ... just wet enough to wipe/clean it.
N9N0 N9N0 8 years
That ear? That stripe? That's gotta be Samson!
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
I use a solution my vet gave me. It works pretty well.
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