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Ear wash after croping

We got our puppy from the breeder and the initial ear taping was left on a day or two too long after his cropping. His ears had some swelling and stunk. Since we use essential oils daily, we came up with an ear wash for him. His ears have started to heal up great and fast!

The ear wash we use is one cup of filtered water with two drops of lavender essential oil, and two drops of myrrh essential oil. Put it all in a jar and shake well to mix. Use paper towels moistened in the earwash solution to clean his ears. The lavender is great for cleaning and soothing. The Myrrh is great for healing, is an antiseptic and has mild pain relief. Myrrh and Lavender essential oil are completely safe to use topically of dogs. The oil Brand we use is Doterra.
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1 - I would use actual soap, not essential oils on a puppy. Real soap. Please. Stop using essential oils on a PUPPY.
2 - You can find better quality essential oils from companies that aren't unethical pyramid schemes. Seriously.
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1. Soap and water does work, but essential oils work just as well if not better. They are just as safe as soap--well some soap is not too safe. How many soaps out there are toxic to puppies? Should I use some Dollar Store dish soap?

2. The quality of Doterra is better than "Now", "Young Living", and all the rest of the "grocery store oils". Doterra is not a pyramid scheme it is a well crafted MLM company. Please research before attacking. Seriously.
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Me? Clear water and a clean cotton towel. If I suspect an infection or fungal situation is starting I am a big fan of Ket Flush:

https://vetapprovedrx.pharmacy/phytovet-ket-flush.html

It is specific for dogs, cats and horses and usually used on ears.

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1. Soap and water does work, but essential oils work just as well if not better. They are just as safe as soap--well some soap is not too safe. How many soaps out there are toxic to puppies? Should I use some Dollar Store dish soap?

2. The quality of Doterra is better than "Now", "Young Living", and all the rest of the "grocery store oils". Doterra is not a pyramid scheme it is a well crafted MLM company. Please research before attacking. Seriously.
1 - Seriously, talk to your vet. I guarantee they'll tell you to stop using oil on your dog.

2 - MLMs are pyramid schemes. DoTerra is a terrible company which promotes the use of diffused oils around all animals, including birds, and encourages predatory behavior in their shills. Sorry, but it takes little to no effort to figure out why MLMs are trash.

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1 - Seriously, talk to your vet. I guarantee they'll tell you to stop using oil on your dog.

2 - MLMs are pyramid schemes. DoTerra is a terrible company which promotes the use of diffused oils around all animals, including birds, and encourages predatory behavior in their shills. Sorry, but it takes little to no effort to figure out why MLMs are trash.

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I would encourage people to be very cautious about essential oils and pets. Not just about toxicity, because that's a concern, but also because oils are very potent in scent, even when distilled, and dogs can be very preferential about what scents they like and dislike. Lavender is said to be "soothing" but I can tell you that I've seen plenty of dogs that do NOT, in fact, find it to be at all soothing.

Additionally, if you ever plan to do scent work with your dogs, some oils are used in scent work (myrrh is one that some organizations use) and I don't want my dogs to have been very exposed to those, so I don't really like to use many essential oils around my dogs.

Just some things to think about if you choose to use them.

I personally like the ear flush my vet recommended from Virbac if needed.


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