Do you find “Fido” itching his/her head across the floor, scratching at their ears, or shaking their head? If there is a lot of debris you are finding in the ears that are black or brown they may have ear mites. This can also cause an odor to emanate from their ears.
If you decide to take them to the vet which is always okay, you will have to pay for a vet visit and they will give you an ear solution which will most likely be Otomite. You could also go to the local pet store or place an order on Amazon for something similar for ear mites. I’ve done both for my four-legged child and it took over two weeks of consistent application to help rid the issue. I’m not trying to tell you to not seek medical attention when necessary, but I am providing a viable and cost-effective solution.
Fast forward several years later and since going organic on almost all aspects of my life. My chocolate labrador began to shake her head one day. I thought maybe she had scratched her ear as they didn’t look bad at all. Three days later I was woken up in the middle of the night from her shaking her head and just miserable. I grabbed my trusty coconut oil (organic, virgin, cold-pressed, unrefined) instantly and some cotton balls. Coconut is antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal. I raised her earflap and sure enough, there was a lot of nasty debris along with some redness. I put some coconut oil all around the ear flap and cleaned her ears out really good with it. I did this daily for the next four days and no more ear shaking. I did it for another four days to be on the safe side and her ears were all clear of the debris and no longer red. Problem solved. I now clean her ears out once a week with coconut to keep them healthy and clean. It doesn’t matter if she licks it as it will only help to keep her healthy internally as well. Win-win!! That’s my kind of remedy.
I am a believer that everyone should have coconut oil on hand at all times. I keep an extra-large tub. Any allergies to it are very rare. It can be used on the skin (people and pets), hair, for wounds, cooking, skin issues, and the list could go on and on. I am enclosing a very short list of uses that I found.
Look to nature, Peace,