Dogs and cats are prone to ear canal infections and mites, particularly when they spend considerable periods of time outside the house. Although this is hardly ever life-threatening, mites and microbe infections are frustrating for the pets and can leave them off-colour and unhappy.

You will often become aware that your pet has an ear canal infection when he or she begins itching or attempting to gnaw at his / her ears. It may well seem that this provides little respite to the animal and he or she may begin whimpering at the irritation of it all! Obviously, it is usually wise to take your pet to the animal medical practitioner should you be worried and have your furry friend looked over expertly, but additionally, there are supplementary solutions available which are completely natural and therefore not likely to have any distressing side-effects.

PetAlive’s Ear Dr is one kind of solution. It is a mixture of natural herbal substances in a medicinal olive oil base which is developed to enhance the health of the skin and structures within your dog or cat’s ear canal. The ingredients in PetAlive’s Ear Dr contain the following:

Tea Tree Oil – this essential oil has been used by Australian Aborigines for years and years for its outstanding therapeutic properties. It has germ killing, anti-bacterial, antifungal and antiviral actions. Recent reports have backed its use as a topical application in natual skin care and it has been shown to be effective in combating the deleterious effects of the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus – a frequent cause of ear infections.

Rosemary – this oil is a favourite in the world of aromatherapy for its uses as a restorative tonic and for being able to soothe dry, irritated skin – a thing the animal may suffer from as a side-effect of any ear infection due to the continuous need to scratch. It also helps to promote skin integrity and boosts the skin’s normal ability to resist contamination.

Marigold – this oil has anti-parasitic properties and is also anti-inflammatory. It has exceptional benefits to the skin when used topically and will reduce the need to scratch.

Verbascum Thapsus – usually referred to as the Common Mullein – is a species of plant native to Europe, Northern Africa and Asia. It is popular in herbal remedies to give respite from earaches. Recent studies have shown that V. Thapsus contains specific substances that have a bactericide effect.

Using PetAlive’s Ear Dr. is pretty straightforward – all you have to do is tip your dog or cat’s head to the side and let a few drops to fall directly into the ear canal. Then massage the oil around, making certain as much of the ear’s passageway is covered. A lot of canines, especially, will relish this massage and indeed, look forward to it, particularly when the drops are at room temperature or a bit warmer. Ear Dr. should be used 2-3 times each day for a minimum of seven days. If your pet suffers with chronic ear canal infections, it is strongly recommended that Ear Dr. is used 1-2 times each week as a preventative.

Even though it is wise to consult with a vet wherever your animal’s health and fitness is concerned, PetAlive’s Ear Dr is a product which may be utilized in conjunction with prescribed medicine safely, as well as alone. A 100% safe and natural remedy to help keep your dog or cat’s ears clean, infection-free and healthy.

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