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Cooper & Gracie
Ear Cleaner For Dogs
Dog Ear Cleaning Pads
Dog Ear Cleaner
Pet Ear Cleaner Buds
Dog Ear Wipes With Coconut Oil and Aloe Vera
Ear Pro Dog Ear Cleaner
Dog Ear Cleaner Solution
Anti-Fungal Ear Cleaner for Dogs
A Naturally Derived, Cruelty-Free Formula That Supports an Animal Welfare Charity
Sweet-Smelling With Quick-Absorbing Efficiency
Fuss-Free Cleansing at Your Fingertips
Treat Infection Fast With an All-Natural Formula
An Effective Antiseptic Option With Salicylic Acid
Absorbent Bamboo Buds That Are Easy to Use
Lightly Scented Wipes for Quick Cleaning
Gently Fragranced and Anti-Fungal
A 100% Plant Based Product Suitable for Cats and Dogs
Ideal for Bacterial Infections or Yeast Issues
|Usage||Twice a day for 3 days||1 to 2 times a week||Weekly||Weekly||2 to 3 times a week||Weekly||Weekly||Daily for 2 – 3 days||Weekly||Daily for 2 days +|
|Active Ingredients||Mandarin, bergamot, lemon, grapefruit, lime.||Aloe barbadensis leaf, citrus extract||Aloe vera & witch hazel||Bergamot leaf extract, citrus extract||Lactic acid||N/A||Aloe & coconut oil||Aloe vera, calendula, myrhh & lavender water||Eucalyptus, citrus extract||Aloe vera, citrus, chamomile, vanilla|
|Quantity||250 ml||250 ml||Pack of 50||200 ml||125 ml||Pack of 50||Pack of 100||250 ml||250 ml||250 ml|
Charlie graduated from The Royal Veterinary College of London and is now working as a Veterinary Surgeon in a large chain of vets treating companion animals such as dogs, cats and small furries.
Ear cleaning solutions are a fantastic way to clean in and around the ear. As long as a vet has said it is safe to put a product down the ear, solutions can be poured into the canal. The canal is then gently massaged and wiped out with cotton pads. This is the most effective way to get a deep clean.
Keeping ears clean when an infection is present is vital. Young dogs are prone to ear mites whereas older dogs likely have an overgrowth of yeast or bacteria. Often they may need treatment from the vets so always check with your vet before using product down the ear.
Knowing if the eardrum is intact before putting product down the ear is very important and only a vet can tell you that. Make sure your pet is up to date with prescription flea and worm products from the vet to rule out other causes of itching.
Wipes are very convenient. They are ready to use and good for on the go without having to use many different products. Place them over your finger to gently clean inside the pinna (ear flap) and in each crevice of the ear. They are not great for getting down into the canal to clean further down, however, they are great for mildly mucky ears and to maintain already clean ears and prevent wax build-up.
Cotton buds can be used to clean out the folds and crevices of your dog's ears and are a great way to clear out build-up from hard to reach areas. Never put the cotton bud into the ear canal itself as this may push wax and bacteria further down and damage the very delicate eardrum. There are many eco-friendly options to replace plastic cotton buds such as bamboo sticks or even just paper sticks.
Good ingredients are really important. As mentioned many infections are caused by bacteria and yeast. Finding products which contain ingredients that destroy these can work wonders in clearing infection. Cleaning with very dilute saline is great but for added antiseptic properties lookout for chlorhexidine digluconate and TrisEDTA in the ingredient list.
This ranking has been compiled by the writing team at mybest UK via careful evaluation of the points made in the buying guide and thorough research of each product and comparing multiple verified customer reviews across the EC sites used.
|Usage||Twice a day for 3 days|
|Active Ingredients||Mandarin, bergamot, lemon, grapefruit, lime.|
|Usage||1 to 2 times a week|
|Active Ingredients||Aloe barbadensis leaf, citrus extract|
|Active Ingredients||Aloe vera & witch hazel|
|Quantity||Pack of 50|
|Active Ingredients||Bergamot leaf extract, citrus extract|
|Usage||2 to 3 times a week|
|Active Ingredients||Lactic acid|
|Quantity||Pack of 50|
|Active Ingredients||Aloe & coconut oil|
|Quantity||Pack of 100|
|Usage||Daily for 2 – 3 days|
|Active Ingredients||Aloe vera, calendula, myrhh & lavender water|
|Active Ingredients||Eucalyptus, citrus extract|
|Usage||Daily for 2 days +|
|Active Ingredients||Aloe vera, citrus, chamomile, vanilla|
"If your dog is scratching and shaking its ears always ensure to get them checked out with a vet. It could be a simple infection or something nasty and resistant. It could also be linked to allergies so finding the underlying cause is really important."
Written and researched by Annie Hopkins
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