Our homemade dog ear wash is one of our favorite recipes to make.
Making homemade solutions is a great part of self-sufficiency. We save money and meet our family’s needs with simple homemade recipes. So, whether it’s a recipe for a salt bath or a recipe for a casserole we are always whipping something together!
Whether you are dealing with chickens or cats and dogs chances are we’ve made something for them. There are different creams, lotions, and sprays that work best based on your animal’s needs. Some ingredients, like coconut oil, serve a purpose. It generally provides moisturization and binds all of the other ingredients. Other ingredients simply are to make the animal feel and smell better!
When bathing our dogs we have a specific dog ear wash we love to use! It gives them a great cleaning experience without harming their ear canals and reaches those hard to reach places that can be dangerous with a q-tip.
Our favorite homemade dog ear wash is simple.
But before we share the recipe, we want to share with you a story my cousin shared with us. She’d texted me all in a panic about a stray dog she’d found. They named her Lucy. Lucy was in pitiful shape. My cousin fed her, groomed her and bathed her, but after all of her efforts the dog still did not allow my cousin to pet her head and ears.
My cousin stated she’d cleaned her ears with soap and water and I wondered if she had used our homemade dog ear wash solution. She said she had not. So I texted her the recipe. She didn’t have all of the ingredients on hand, but she worked with what she had.
After spraying the dog’s ears with our dog ear wash solution Lucy started allowing my cousin to pet her head and ears! My cousin was so glad that this dog was allowing her to show affection and pet her. The dog felt better, she smelled great and my cousin had a smile on her face.
What we love about this wash is that it is easy, inexpensive and supports a dog’s life!
~Until Next Time,
Question: Do you use a homemade dog ear wash when bathing your family pet?
This article was featured on the Homestead Blog Hop over at the Cape Coop!