Dog Ear Infection Home Remedy
We get asked from time to time about which ingredients should be used in a home remedy for a dog ear infection. Usually, the reason people look for home remedies is to save money. Our philosophy at Vet Organics revolves around the following:
- To use only natural ingredients in all our products.
- To use the highest quality ingredients we can find within reason. We could always find a so-called higher quality ingredient, but if the extra cost is so much higher than the additional benefits, we pass.
- To make highly effective and cost-sensitive remedies for common pet issues for pet owners to use at home.
The pet establishment can often overuse systemic antibiotics and we often end up with countless wasted vet visits when problems we can remedy at home are reoccurring. Below we discuss the ingredients we chose for EcoEars and which might be good in a home remedy that can be safely used on dog ear infections. By putting them in the public domain, we believe we are helping those who want to make their own home remedies. One thing worth noting–as a manufacturer, we purchase ingredients in bulk which greatly lowers the cost and allows us to compete on price even with home remedy formulas. However, if you are determined to mix your own dog ear infection home remedy to treat your dog’s ear infection, read on.
When our product was first formulated, we did not know specifically which type of ear infection each dog owner would be trying to treat. Some ingredients are effective on yeast infections but not mites, while others are effective on gram negative bacteria but not gram positive. We formulate our products using natural ingredients which would be effective on the widest possible variety of infections and we do not use any industrial chemicals, pesticides, or antibiotics. We suggest you build your home remedy with the same philosophy.
The ingredients in EcoEars make up the best combination of ingredients we know of and have been especially useful on dogs with ear infections. There could be others we have not found yet, and we do update our formula periodically when we find them.
Tea Tree Oil is a powerful disinfectant which comes from the melaleuca tree which is native to Australia but cultivated in other places as well. The oils extracted are effective on certain types of infections but more importantly Tea Tree Oil gives EcoEars a natural disinfectant smell. This is important, as many dogs with ear infections come with an unpleasant smell. Tea Tree Oil should not be used in high concentrations, however, because it can burn and it is not well tolerated if ingested accidentally through licking. For this reason, we specifically eliminated Tea Tree Oil from our cat ear infection formula. The Tea Tree Oil used in EcoEars Dog Ear Infection Formula and Cleaner is a high-quality product which is imported from Australia. We feel that Tea Tree Oil is a good component of any dog ear infection home remedy, however as noted above, do careful research as to the concentrations you can use.
Organic Mullein Leaf Extract is a natural plant extract which comes from the leaves and twigs of the mullein plant. It has been used extensively for hundreds of years to treat cold symptoms in humans. It is known to be effective on certain types of ear infections that dogs and cats get, but more importantly, it helps to soothe the ear from any inflammation that may be present. Even when purchased in large quantities it is expensive, however, so it may not be cost effective for a dog ear infection home remedy formula. We use only ORGANIC mullein leaf extract.
Organic Calendula Flower (Marigold) Extract is another important ingredient in our all-natural formual. Calendula is gentle and cooling. Due to its therapeutic, astringent, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties, it’s an excellent remedy for a variety of skin conditions. Calendula extract soothes the skin and helps skin by relieving irritation, treating dryness and itchiness, and healing burned and wounded skin.
We consider alcohol to be a natural ingredient, as it is found in nature and alcohol is a good ingredient for a dog ear infection home remedy. Alcohol is used as a drying agent and a disinfectant. Moisture in the ear supports infections–alcohol evaporates the moisture.
What to Expect if you Decide to Try EcoEars
If making your own dog ear infection home remedy is too much for you, why not try EcoEars? All the work including ordering products, mixing them, testing pH, etc., has been done for you by experts. When you use EcoEars, you’ll notice the symptoms begin to improve in 1-2 days and be gone in a few days. (You should always follow the instructions on the label.) Will it work? It is extremely likely. And if you’re not 100% satisfied for any reason, call us and we’ll refund your money, guaranteed.
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- "Dog Ear Infections: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Prevention," American Kennel Club (AKC)
- "Eliminate Ear Infections in Dogs and Cats," Huffington Post
- "Natural Treatment for Ear Infections in Dogs," petMD
Craig is a lifelong pet owner and dog advocate with a special interest in animal and human longevity. He founded Vet Organics to develop an affordable, all-natural, safe and effective ear infection remedy for his dog, Lucy, whose chronic ear problems could not be solved by the vet.