Hot, itchy or even painful ears and a forever dirty ear canal cause frustrating cycles of vet visits and “eternal” medicated ear drop sessions.
How do I personally manage a dozen of own pets at home, naturally and without toxins? Is there any long-term solution for pets prone to chronic otitis?
As a practicing vet in alternative and complementary medicine, my preferred treatment choices are, whenever possible, natural remedies.
I found in the tropics coconut oil and colloidal silver solution work gently and effectively in managing recurring otitis (chronic ear inflammation) in dogs and cats.
Here's my “secret protocol” that I apply to manage (and prevent) recurring otitis in my own pets:
3 to 5 drops of lukewarm colloidal silver solution are gently dropped into each affected ear. Gently massage the sides of your pet's head before allowing your pet to shake head. Wipe ear flaps and visible ear canal. Remove loose dirt particles and remaining liquid with a clean soft tissue. Schedule to heal:
- First week: daily repeat this gentle, non-toxic ear cleanse.
- Second week: treat ears every second day.
- Third week and onward: use colloidal silver drops once or twice weekly until you find your pet’s ears need less attention.
- Maintain healthy ears by using coconut oil to wipe dust and dirt from the ear canal. Depending on your pet’s ear health, do this weekly or monthly.
Cats prefer their ears to be cleaned with 1 or 2 drops of lukewarm coconut oil instead of colloidal silver.
This natural oil not only cleans dirty ears but works against inflammation and can even “suffocate” (kill) ear mites.
Use the same schedule for your cat with coconut oil as above described for colloidal silver solution for dogs.
Of course, no holistic medical protocol is complete without addressing nutrition and diet of chronically ill pets. And yes, recurring otitis is a “chronic disease”!
Carbohydrates and processed ingredients in food fuel inflammation. If your pet’s “weak spot” are his or her ears, understand by feeding this kind of food you trigger and keep ear inflammation ongoing.
To minimize the risk of chronic ear otitis, change your pet’s food to natural, carbohydrate-free balanced fresh foods like FeedLOVE, and you will only need to apply the colloidal silver or coconut oil schedule on rare occasions.
Your pet will thank you for it!