How to Cure a Dogs Ear Yeast Infection Without a Vet

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A dog with an ear yeast infection may show it through some unusual actions like shaking his head repeatedly and excessively scratching his ear. The ears may also have a sour smell, and may contain a discharge that looks a little like slime. This indicates this is probably a yeast infection and not something else. It can be treated at home with some vinegar and water if you can keep the dog still enough to deliver the treatment.


Step 1

Clean the inside of the ear with a soft cloth or tissue. Gently clean out any pus or wax, which will be brown or black in color.

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Step 2

Mix 1/16 of a cup of warm water with 1/16 of vinegar.


Step 3

Soak the cotton swabs in the solution. Carefully insert these into the ear. Wipe the inside of the ear and let the solution drip down into the ear canal.

Step 4

Wipe some of the excess solution off with a tissue, or let the dog shake out the rest.

Step 5

Repeat the steps two to three times a day for a week until you eliminate the foul smell.

Always check with your veterinarian before changing your pet’s diet, medication, or physical activity routines. This information is not a substitute for a vet’s opinion.



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