Regular ear cleanings are a great way to help keep your dog’s ears clear from disease and infection. To clean normal ears, choose a mild ear cleaner specifically designed to be used on pets. It’s generally best to avoid vinegar, alcohol, and hydrogen peroxide, which can irritate the skin of some dogs and be painful to an already inflamed ear canal.
There are several types of cleaners to choose from. Some cleaners are designed to break up wax while others are meant to dry the ear canal. You may also opt for combination products, which are designed to do a bit of both. Consult your local veterinarian for your dog’s best options.