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Aloe Vera and dogs

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mckenzie Tue 07-Jul-15 14:16:16

Has anyone used pure aloe Vera to treat a sore ear?

Sore from excessive scratching. Vet has checked and it's not infected and can't see anything in the ear. We think it might now be a habit.

MostAmused Tue 07-Jul-15 20:32:47

Never used Aloe Vera but we have used coconut oil to soothe itchy ears during an infection so might help relieve any itching he has?

nellieellie Wed 08-Jul-15 09:48:11

May be yeast. Do they smell a bit cheesy, or bready? If so, apple cider vinegar, 1 part to 3 parts water will help.

mckenzie Fri 10-Jul-15 17:47:44

Thank for the replies guys. Do I wipe with coconut oil or the cider vinegar mixture or squirt it in the ear? And how often please?

MostAmused Sat 11-Jul-15 18:54:49

Coconut oil melts at body heat so I just smeared some on a tissue then wiped it around the inside of his ear. Dogs ear canals are L-shaped so I massaged the jaw etc to work it down there.

If it's for an infection I would do it morning and night and I would dry the ears inside and out with tissue if he went swimming etc. If you think it's a mild irritation then just every morning or something.

This is just personal experience and research btw, just what's worked for us smile

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