Bath time in our house is combined with a check of Daisy’s ears and teeth. It makes sense when she’s already in the tub (and usually, looking pretty miserable)…
When I adopted Daisy, she came down with an ear infection with days of arriving (her immune system was depressed – she’d just finished weaning her sole surviving puppy, and she was recovering from a cesarean section). At that time, I purchased a commercial ear cleaner from the vet.
Since then, however, I’ve refilled the bottle with my own mixture of cider vinegar and water. It’s easy: 50% vinegar to 50% water.
I never (and I mean never) introduce the liquid into Daisy’s ears. I apply the solution with a soft wash cloth that is wrapped around my finger to clean around the ear.
This video produced by VetVid is a good explanation of how to clean your dog’s ears.
Do you check your dog’s ears regularly? What ear cleaning solution do you use?