Cleaning the ears of dogs and cats belonged sort of to the additional customer service we offered our clients in the vet’s office back in Switzerland. Often this work was done at the end of the visit by the vet’s helper – or by vet students like me.
I was one of those students who couldn’t wait getting my hands dirty – so to speak. I started working at a vet’s office when I was sixteen – and these were the tasks I did at that time: cleaning the ears of dogs and cats.
Well, it may sound weird but I totally liked doing it. It needs some dexterity and gentleness in order to not create pain or unpleasant feelings. The reward was how the dogs and cats looked at me after their ears were cleaned. Unforgettable!
The ears of dogs and cats get inevitably dirty – even more so when your pet is used to get into water or being outdoors a lot. Their ears need attention and regular cleaning. And yes, you can do it yourself!
I concentrated my search on all-natural ear cleaners. Why? I know that there are ear cleaners available that contain hydrocortisone and that this ingredient effectively treats Otitis, ear infections. But – if your dog or cat has an ear infection I highly recommend to visit your vet anyway and take a look at it to exclude any other problem.
If you just want to clean your pet’s ears on a regular basis kind of as prevention of ear infections, you might use all-natural ear cleaners. They are gentle to the ears and the skin, they don’t irritate like chemical products sometimes do. You never know how your dog or cat will react to certain chemicals.
All-natural ear cleaners are generally not irritating. For two reasons. First they are good for the health of your dog or cat. And they support your cleaning actions which won’t disturb your pet, won’t create unpleasant feelings.
Some all-natural ear cleaners contain coconut extracts, others eucalyptus extracts or aloe vera. These are great ingredients. Nevertheless, even with those ingredients some pets might develop an allergy or sensitivity against it. Since these ear cleaners are low-priced – another big point in their favor – you can change the brand if necessary.
If you undertake your first ear cleaning for your dog or cat, I recommend making it outdoors if possible. The tickling sensation in their ears could make your pets shake their heads and some of the ear cleaner might splash around. After your dog and cat get used to it you will be able to do it indoors.
Mountainview All Natural Ear Cleaner for Dogs
- Natural soothing formula
- Easy applicaiton nozzle
- Made from all natural ingredients
- Eliminates ear wax, dirt, odor and itching
- Bottle of 8 oz.
I found Mountainview natural soothing ear cleaner and I could not be happier. I used a makeup remover pad and put a good amount of ear cleaner on it and did the ‘flap’ of the years to get the biggest area cleaned… the dirt came right off with very little effort.
This is a great product and I appreciate being able to find an ear cleaner with more natural, eco-friendly ingredients for both my dog and the planet. The bottle is great and has a perfect spout that makes aiming and getting it in the right spot easy.
I have been using this all natural ear cleaner for dogs and his ears have been smelling much better. This ear cleaning works and I would recommend it to anyone needing to clean their dog or cats ears.
Bodhi Dog All Natural Pet Ear Cleaner
- Plant and botanical based ear cleanser
- Contains eucalyptus extract, an excellent natural anti-microbial cleanser
- Contains soothing aloe vera for pets with allergies and sensitivities
- Bottle of 8 oz.
Love this product on my both of my dogs ear. I love how it’s all natural. I love how it smells like eucalyptus and not chemical smell. I have used this product now for a week and it seems like its doing it job. I’ll definitely re-purchase this item when I run out and will recommend my friend.
Bodhi Dog Natural Pet Ear Cleaner is my absolute favorite to use, as it is: gentle, effective, and the eucalyptus smells clean and pleasant!
Used this on our cats and dogs. Has been working great they no longer scratch at their ears.
K9 Natural Gentle Dog Ear Cleaner
- Active ingredients derived from coconut and palm
- Safe but tough on troublesome ears
- Suitable for dogs over 12 weeks old
- Soothing drops act as an effective ear wash and ear wax cleaner
- Cleans, Deodorizes and promotes healthy new skin formation
- Mild citrus scent, no harsh chemicals
- Bottle of 8 oz.
I am a dog groomer and needed a new ear cleaning product to clean ears! This stuff works great. Will be ordering more.
Worked great for removing the wax. Gentle on the skin and easy to use.
My dog didn’t mind the cleanser and it seems to work well with cleaning the ears.
* Prices are good at the time the article was written, but subject to change without notice.