Blue Ear Cleaner

  • 1 pint of 90 - 100% isopropyl alcohol
  • 4 tablespoons of boric acid powder
  • 16 drops of 1% gentian violet - You can find this at the drugstore. If you can't find it your pharmacist can order it  or you can get it on-line. You can get empty squirt bottles for the solution at the drug store. Note: the Gentian Violet does stain fabrics.

 

TREATMENT:

 Evaluate condition of ears before treating.

Flush the ear with solution (gently with squirt bottle). You will need to shake solution every time you use it to disperse the Boric Acid Powder.
Massage gently to the count of 60, wipe with a tissue.
You may repeat this a 2nd time if needed.
If very inflamed and sore just flush and then wait until  inflammation has subsided before wiping the ear,  which will be about two days.
If the dog will allow, gently swab out the ear with a Kleenex, cotton make-up pad or sterile pad.
The dog will shake out the excess, which can be wiped with a tissue.

                    The SCHEDULE of treatment is as follows:

 Treat 1 - 2x per day for the first week to two weeks, depending upon severity of ears. If there is no improvement please consult your vet.

 Treat 1x per day for the next 1-2 weeks.

 Treat 1x per month (or even less frequently, depending on the dog).