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Ear Cleanser Buyer's Guide


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The ears are a frequent problem area for dogs and cats. Bacterial and yeast infections, ear mite infestations, wax buildup, and itching are all common concerns. Regardless of the underlying problem, cleaning the ears is usually a part of the treatment plan. However, picking out the right ear cleaner can be challenging. The table below will guide you in choosing one that's best for your pet.

If your pet has any of the following symptoms, you should talk to your veterinarian. An ear infection is likely and simply cleaning out the ears will not get rid of it.

  • Red skin in or around the ears
  • Discharge from the ears
  • A bad smell associated with the ears
  • Excessive head shaking or scratching at the ears

Your veterinarian will prescribe medications and a particular ear cleaner based on the type of infection that your dog or cat has, and you should always use what is recommended. Treating your pet with a different product could delay healing or even cause unwanted side effects like deafness. Many other ear cleaners are available and appropriate to use if you are simply trying to remove dirt and a little wax build-up, but make sure the product you choose does not irritate the sensitive tissues within the ears. If your pet’s condition worsens or does not improve with treatment, call your veterinarian.

Ear Cleansers for Pets

  Dr. Emmo's Douxo Oti-Clens Epi-Otic Advanced MalAcetic Otic TrizEDTA Aqueous Flush Vetericyn Canine Ear Rinse Zymox Ear Cleanser
  Dr. Emmo Douxo Oti-Clens Epi-Otic Advanced MalAcetic Otic TrizEDTA Aqueous Flush Vetericyn Canine Ear Rinse Zymox Ear Cleanser
Applications
General ear cleaning Check Check Check   Check Check Check Check
Removes waxy buildup Check Check
       
Otitis Externa treatment       Check     Check  
Antibacterial           Check Check Check
Antifungal             Check  
Anti-yeast         Check   Check  
Removes odor       Check Check      
Species
Dog Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check
Cat Check Check Check Check Check Check   Check
Misc
Safe for ruptured ear drums     Check   Check Check    
Manufacturer
Pet-Clenz Check              
Pfizer Animal Health     Check          
Sogeval Laboratories   Check            
Virbac Animal Health       Check        
Dechra Veterinary Products         Check Check     
Vetericyn Inc.             Check  
Pet King Brands               Check