|Posted on 2 November, 2014 at 18:30|
Dogs with pendalum ears are prone to ear infections, especially retrievers who love to swim.. Before I started using dōTERRA, I would have to take my dog to the veterinarian to get some medicine and an ear cleanser. The visit and medications would be about $100. The dōTERRA remedy I use costs a few dollars per ear infection, and we don’t even have to leave the house! Now I use it once in a while as preventative maintenance to save him the nuisance of an itchy ear.
First, I clean her ear with a cloth soaked in witch hazel. It is an inexpensive, natural astringent and it is way gentler than an alcohol-based solution in a pet ear cleaning kit. Once her ear is clean and dry, I add oils: I mixed equal parts of Lavender and Fractionated Coconut Oil in a small glass bottle. Lavender is soothing for all skin issues and heals the infection. Fractionated Coconut oil is a light-weight carrier oil. I rub a few drops of the mixture into her ear—not in the ear canal, but into the flap.
She's all set for a few weeks and smells wonderful. I hope it works for your pooch.