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Best ear cleaner?

Species: Dog
Breed: labrador retriever
Age: 5-8 years
i would like to know which solution is better to use, oti-clens or epi-otic?




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

Both of these are good ear cleaners and either should really work well.

It's important to know that ear cleaners will not get rid of an infection. However, if your vet has recommended regular cleaning of your dog's ears then using a commercial ear cleaner is a good idea. Both of these will help to clean debris from the ears and have a drying agent which helps as well.

If you find you are having to do ear cleaning very regularly then you may be dealing with an infection and probably should have your vet have a look at Roxie's ears.

But, for now, whether you use Oti-clens, epi-otic or another commercially available ear cleaner really depends on personal preference.

Dr. Marie.

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