16 oz. Isopropyl Alcohol

(or 16 oz. Witch Hazel if ears are very inflamed or sore)


4 Tablespoons Boric Acid Powder


16 Drops Gentian Violet Solution 1%


Mix together in alcohol bottle and shake well.


You will  need to shake the solution every time you use it, to disperse the Boric Acid Powder.   Purchase a "Clairol" type plastic bottle to dispense solution to affected ears.   These bottles can be found at beauty supply shops.



Evaluate condition of ears before treating and if very inflamed and sore:
DO NOT attempt to pull hair or clean out ear at all.   Just flush and then wait until inflammation has subsided, which will be about two days.
Warm the solution and shake the bottle each time before using.
Flood the ear with solution (gently squirt bottle).
Massage gently to the count of 60, wipe with a tissue.
On first treatment:   Flood the ear twice, wipe with a tissue, and leave alone without massage.
The dog will shake out the excess, which can be wiped with a tissue.


Gentian Violet


- fabric and FUR!




Treat 2x per day for the first week to two weeks, depending upon severity of ears.
After the 2nd or 3rd day, you can clean out the ear with a Q-tip or cotton balls.
Caution:  when using a Q-tip, insert only as far into the ear canal as you can actually see.   Use care to prevent the gunk from falling down into the ear canal.
Treat 1x per day for the next 1 - 2 weeks.
Treat 2x per month (or less, depending upon the dog)

remember, with ear problems:

First:  relieve the pain

Then:  Address the Cause





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