Cleaning Your Dog's Ears with Vinegar

by Doris Donnerman
(last updated February 17, 2009)

Whenever our ears get dirty or clogged, we carefully stick a cue tip in or we get some special prescription from the doctor. Before we know it, our ears are clean and ready to hear again! We aren't the only creatures who sometimes get dirty or clogged ears—dogs have that same problem. So, now the question is: how do you clean your dog's ears? How do you make sure your dog is hearing as best as it can? The answer is simple and easy to implement into your dog's routine.

Vinegar is a great way to get your dog's ears clean and can really do the job. Plus, with vinegar, it's probably something you already have on hand, and so that's definitely a financial bonus for you! Vinegar is a substance that is effective at cleaning many different things, and dog's ears fall into that category. All you have to do is mix up this simple solution, and you'll be set for cleaning your dog's ears.

In a small squirt bottle, mix equal parts water and vinegar, then label the bottle. Squirt the solution over the outer portion of your dog's ears, and then take a rag and quickly rub the solution on your dog's ears to get any sticky grime that may be lurking there. After you do this, it's best to take a step back and let your dog shake off the solution. You don't want your dog smelling like vinegar, so it's best to give your dog a bath afterward. It's also best to do this outside, since most dogs will shake their heads to get the liquid out.

If you think your dog's ears are clogged, then you should take your dog to the vet, where the doctor can remove any clogging using the proper tools and equipment. You shouldn't try unclogging your dog's ears on your own, because you will risk doing serious damage to your dog's ears. When it comes to dealing with the interior of your dog's ears, you want to take all the precautions necessary and keep your dog safe.

So, keeping your dog's ears clean and clog free isn't difficult at all! And if you routinely check up on your dog's ears, you will be helping your dog maintain its health and be happier!

Author Bio

Doris Donnerman

Doris is a jack of all trades, writing on a variety of topics. Her articles have helped enlighten and entertain thousands over the years. ...

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