What Causes Crusty and Stinky Dog Ears?

By Donna Stanley
In December 18, 2015
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It started 20 years ago with a sweet little Beagle named Tina. She had those long, cute, floppy, velvety soft ears. But along with that came constant:

*Shaking of her head

*digging at her ears

*me cleaning them, her crying as I did

*red, inflammation

*crusty pieces of ear wax on my floors

ear yuck

I tried everything: the ear cleaner from the vet clinic (which she ran away and hid from every time I pulled it out of the cabinet.) Then the Rx ear drops that worked for a couple months , then the she grew immune too it, and back we went, only now, the antibiotics and steroids had caused more candida yeast overgrowth, and we were back to square one.

I’m sorry to say that back then I didn’t know what I know now, and poor Tina suffered, I felt horrible for her, and she ended up getting a thickening of the ear canal, which attributed to deafness.

Fast forward 20 years, and I have labs now, all this time. They are lop-eared dogs, and prone to yeast ear infections, too. I did the same thing, then discovered an essential oil that may help. I went to the local chain pharmacy and bought a bottle. I used it regularly, but still, the ear wax, smell and inflammation were there.

Then I discovered there was a difference between the drug store brand essential oils (basically, the leftover oil after the therapeutic oil was taken off with cold distillation) and grade A, therapeutic essential oils. When I tried the therapeutic, clinical grade oil, no only did the ear infections go away, they never came back! I’d keep picking up their ears and peeking in and doing the ‘sniff test’, just to be sure. If I saw a little head shake I’d put a few drops in just as a preventative.

Ingredients: A proprietary blend of Tea Tree oil (Melaleuca), Peppermint oil, Lavender oil, Frankincense oil, Coconut oil, and aloe. this formula is not intended for felines

Directions:  You will want to use a baby wipe and gently twist it  down into the ear canal, until it no longer comes out with brown on it. Then take a dropper-full of the Ear solution (shake well first), and drip it “around” the ear canal, then fold ear down and rub from outside to distribute the blend thoroughly inside the ear. Repeat 2 x a day for week, then continue with the directions on the bottle until the ear issue is totally gone. Then you can use it once a week as a preventative, if you want.

Sometimes, if ear infections go on too long, a thickening of the ear will occur, and deafness will follow!

Sometimes, if ear infections go on too long, a thickening of the ear will occur, and deafness will follow!

 

  • Bev Brock says:

    I tried this on my Maltese, I didn’t think it was going to work, but after a while I noticed she wasn’t scratching as much, now when she starts to scratch, I start using it right away again! I tried a lot of other things, but I like this one! It works! Recently got a new puppy, she is getting itchy now, so I am using it on her too.

  • Jenny says:

    What is the mixture?
    And where can we buy these oils?

  • Karry Coke says:

    How mant drops of each oils ?

  • Wendy McLouth says:

    My bulldog would get red inflamed ears from time to time. Now that I use the ear blend once a week, he hasn’t had any problems. Great product!

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