How to Relieve a Dog's Ear Infection With Olive Oil

Just like people, pets suffer from common illnesses. Some breeds are more prone than others to certain ailments, including sinus or ear infection. If an ear infection is a common problem for your pet, it can strike when you don't have access to a vet. Fortunately, olive oil is a non-harmful, all-natural home remedy that can bring relief to your pet instantly.

Fill a dropper bottle with olive oil from your kitchen.

Boil water using a small saucepan. When water is boiling, place the dropper bottle in it to heat the oil inside. The oil should be warm enough after spending only a few minutes in the boiling water.

Remove the bottle from the boiling water. Fill the dropper that is located in the lid of the dropper bottle with oil by squeezing the dropper bulb located at the end of the dropper. Test the oil to ensure that it is not too hot by dropping one-two drops of oil against the inside of your wrist. If the oil is too warm, sit the bottle on the counter for a few minutes to let it cool.

Drop the contents of the dropper into your pet's ear.

Massage your pet's ear to ensure that the olive oil goes deep inside. The warm oil should reduce swelling while the healing properties in olive oil will help to fight off infection. Place a cotton ball just inside your pet's ear to keep the oil in and to soak up any excess oil.