Giving Ear Medications to Dogs

Applying ear medication is another one of those challenges of dog health care. It is important to do it properly for your pet's health.

  • Clean the external ear thoroughly with a moistened cotton ball (water or veterinary-recommended solution).
  • Gently pull the earflap over the head and drop the medication into the lowest opening of the ear canal.
  • Gently massage the ear area to help work the medication deeper into the ear canal. If there is enough medication in the ear, you will just begin to hear a 'squishing' noise as you massage.


Lakeside Veterinary clinic assumes no liability for injury to you or your pet incurred by following these descriptions or procedures.