Cure Dog and Cat Ear Infections Naturally

Dr. Weil's Vitamin Advisor

Does your pet shake its head, scratch or rub its ears, have discharge from the ears or have bad smelling or tender red ear? If so your pet may have an ear infection. You may be able to cure this yourself by using some simple home remedies recommended by veterinarians who use natural cures.

Use vinegar to clean the ears – Allergies may have caused you pet to develop a yeast infection if you see brownish-pink wax in their ears. You can cure yeast infections by cleaning the ears with white vinegar. Vets often say to use white vinegar because it quickly gets rid of dirt and debris and helps restore a healthful chemical balance in the ears. Pour a small amount of white vinegar into the ear canal. If this is difficult use an eye dropper to put the vinegar in. Massage the area and gently wipe the inside of the ear with a cotton ball. Perform this routine daily until the ear is clear.

Use vitamin C to reduce inflammation – Your pet’s adrenal glands produces a natural steroid which can help decrease inflammation in their ears. Giving pet’s vitamin C can make the adrenal glands work better. 100 and 250 milligrams a day is the correct dosage for cats weighing under 15 pounds. Larger pets can take 250 to 500 milligrams two or three times a day. A precautionary warning is given by holistic vets. Vitamin C can cause diarrhea, so you may need to alter the dosage until you find the amount your pet will tolerate.

Healthy diet helps get rid of toxins – Many of the commercial pet foods contain additives or preservatives that can cause your pet’s ears to produce excessive wax. A good quality pet food or homemade diet can vastly reduce the amount of wax that the ears produce, while also making the immune system stronger.

Get more air to the ears – Better air circulation inside the ears can decrease the growth of bacteria, yeast, and fungi. Look in your pet’s ears on a regular basis. Trim or pluck the hair inside the ears so that more air will get inside.

Natural products have been developed to prevent ear infections. Pet owners interest in natural cures for pets have been growing and companies are now beginning to develop products. Products are available that soothe and condition ear passages to prevent common itching and scratching. They also help maintain a normal balance of flora in the ear canal thus preventing infection.

To learn more about natural ways to cure pets’ ear infections see our post Dog Has Itchy Ears You love your dog and want what is best for them. Do you wonder if all the chemicals in your pet’s environment may be affecting their health? NaturesWay4Pets helps you improve your pet’s health using natural remedies that are recommended by holistic vets.

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