“ Brand: Beaphar / Type: Dog Equipment „
Beaphar Sensitive Ear Cleaner
I have two rather beautiful dogs, I know I'm biased! But unfortunately our labradoodle has always had a problem with his beautiful big hanging ears, they get dirty, they get waxy and they are prone to ear infections despite constant plucking and cleaning. I have spoken to my vet in the past and really all I can do is keep them clean and make sure he doesn't stick his paw in his ears at every opportunity.
My labradoodle is now over two years old despite the fact that I still call him a little pup, so we've tried our fair share of ear cleaners and Beaphar sensitive ear cleaner probably falls somewhere in the middle. It's easy enough to use, seems to do the job and is an ok price, but so far I've found it only comes in smaller bottles.
The drops are really easy to insert thanks to the bottle design, which is pretty standard as far as ear drops go. The bottle looks a bit like a dropper. It just takes a little patience to learn how best to settle your dog to let you get the solution into his ears rather than all around his fur and your hands. But I'm sure that depends on the dog, I'd be surprised if any of them enjoyed the experience. The ear cleaning liquid itself as you might expect is a rather bland smelling solution with an oily texture, nothing special in the world of dog ear cleaners.
Cleaning your dog's ear isn't the nicest of activities or at least it isn't high up on my list of fun things to do, but it is important. This fluid is easy to use, drop a small amount into your dog's ear, the instructions recommend five or six drops. Then massage the ear, which is the only part of the process that my dog enjoys and you can usually hear some unpleasant squishy noises. Then take clean cotton wool circles and clean the ear, I usually go through quite a lot because I only use each one once and NEVER mix ears in case of spreading any possible infection. I also wash my hands in between ears and of course after and before. Cleaning your dog's ears regularly won't take long and the more you do it the more you will get quicker at it.
The major downside to this ear cleaner is that it doesn't come in a very large bottle and it easily gets used up within a couple of months. I also find that when I near the end it turns into a pain to get the remaining fluid out and successfully into an impatient dog's ear. It's probably because I do tend to clean my dog's ears once a week during the muddier weather and every other week the rest of the year that we do tend to use up a lot of ear cleaner.
If I'm honest, this isn't my favourite ear cleaner but it does the job and it does it sufficiently well. I bought mine from the online pet store - Zooplus. I don't order from them often but when I do I usually pop a bottle of this in the cart because it's cheap and well we go through a lot of it in our house with regular cleanings.
To sum, it's a simple product that works well.
I would just like to add that if for any reason you are worried about your dog's ears it is always best to get them checked out by a vet before you go ahead and start a cleaning regime yourself.
Currently one 50 ml bottle will cost you around £3.50.
For gentle cleaning of the outer auditory canal.