It’s also known as external ear infections in dogs is one of the common dog issues some dog owners are facing right now. And it can be frustrating to handle and deal with as they tend to always come back after been treated.
But the fact that they show up after been treated is due to the kind of treatment administered on the dog. A lot of pet owners who try to treat their dog’s ear infection use antibiotics, antibiotics are good, they do help sometimes but that’s just a temporal success, which itself is a problem, as continuous use of antibiotics tends to cause an imbalance which will always cause ear infections in the dog later.
Today we will discuss the causes of a dog’s ear infection and some home remedies to treat it.
The major causes of Dog Ear infections are:
- Hormone Imbalances
This article is not intended to discourage you from seeing your vet when you have to, it’s just to show you how to treat your dog’s ear infection without going to the vet.
Of all the infections, bacterial is the most common of them all. Normally, some bacteria in your dog’s ears that are very beneficial to him, the bacteria help to fight foreign harmful bacteria that may want to harm your dog’s. but there could be a flip, an upset might occur in your dog’s ear, when this occurs, your dog will be at risk.
Bacteria from contaminated pools, while your dog is swimming, can enter into the dog’s ear and start to breed, and when it turns out that there are few friendly bacteria to fight them off.
This is what Dog Ear infections look like.
Before we go into all of that, we need to be able to know the symptoms of Ear infection and how to recognize dog infection when we see one.
- Your dog will start to rub his ear on your furniture
- Dogs will start to scratch their ear general.
- Shaking or titling of the head.
- Your dog will start to have an unusual eye movement.
What Dog Ear Infections look like
- Swelling around the ear
- Clear scabs on the inside of the ear
4 Natural Remedies For Dog Ear Infections
These Homemade recipes will teach you some trick on How to treat your dog’s ear infection without going to the vet.
The Use of Mullein
This is one plant that has an antibacterial element that works perfectly for bacterial ear infections. Sometimes. it looks like a very difficult to get herbs by yourself not to talk of making your own recipes. Not anymore, order a well-dried mullein leaf or better still, you can purchase this at a local health store.
How do you make a recipe from this?
The first thing to do, pack the mullein leaves and/or flowers in a glass jar and fill it with olive oil. If you want to increase its effectiveness, add a clove of antibacterial garlic (two won’t be bad either). Make sure the garlic is freshly chopped and should be per pint of oil.
Let it (the mixture) sit for three weeks max.
Apply several drops of the mixture in the ear canal (you can use a dropper to administer this) or soak on a cotton ball and immediately apply to your dog’s ear.
Apple Cider Vinegar:
Apple Cider Vinegar contains acetic acid that can help removes dirt from ears. But that’s not why we need it for, one of the benefits of vinegar is its ability to kill yeast and Bacteria. Put the Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass and pour equal parts of distilled water. Look for a way to squirt it in a dog’s ear, you can use a syringe to squirt it in. but if your dog has a red source in the ear do not use vinegar, as this could be very painful for the dog.
This herb is has a tremendous healing ability just like the Mullein herb. The Calendula can be used either internally or externally. A potent antifungal that can ease the pain of the dog.
How to prepare the recipe?
Pack the flower in a jar and fill with olive oil. You can then add a clove of freshly chopped garlic.
The leaves are fully covered with the oil, just makes sure the mixture settle for four days.
Now, strain few drops of oil in the dog’s ear canal with a syringe.
A great antibacterial and anti-fungal.
How to make the recipe?
Here is how to make an easy recipe off Coconut Oil.
Put two tablespoons coconut on a pan and place on a low heat source, add two garlic cloves to it: The Garlic cloves are meant for extra bacterial power.
Wait for the oil to settle and turn to liquid, then let it cool a bit – you don’t want to burn your dog’s ear.
Apply to your dog’s ear using a syringe or anything that can squirt the liquid substance in the ear of your dog.
Hope, this article helps you to understand dog’s ear infection symptoms and some natural treatment.