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I have been using a solution of equal parts white vinegar, rubbing alcohol, and water for at least 10 years. No problems here, and nary an ear infection on 5 different drop-ear dogs, including 3 Rotties, a Beagle, and a Golden.
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I use homemade on mine- Vet recommended. My previous golden Lucky was very allergic to commercial ear cleansers. He also developed allergies to most prescription ear drops too.

I wonder about a vet that wants you to come to them only for ear cleaning if the dog has no actual ear problems just for maintenance care.

I do what I like and like what I do. Yorkies- Cozy (4/1/06), Roxy & Zoey (2/11/08), Lucy (4/6/09); Golden- Buddy (4/13/09- Rescued 12/11) Maine Coon cats- Mika (1998) and Tallulah (2000)
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Thanks all for the wonderful input.

Reason why the vets over here frowned on us owners using anything homemade is because the pets population here is extremely small and they will discourage us on using homemade stuffs in the hope we will bring in our furkids for even the tiniest problem so they will have business. The pet population here is roughly around 50,000 only yet people still abandon their furkids after their fascination with them wears off!
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Originally Posted by mrmooseman View Post
Well I wasted money on ear cleaner when Moose and everytime he sees the bottle its a huge chase around the house! I'm going to try this!
Sierra did the same thing, even if it was vinegar and warm water in it, so we just do it at the sink. My 2 don't like anything poured into their ears at all. So wiping is what we do.
Sierra hasn't had an infection since we switch dog food and used the vinegar to clean out her ears.
Lance has a lot of stuff in his left ear all the time when we clean.


The boy...Lance & now ANGEL...Sierra... run free baby girl.
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