Ingredients: Fractionated Coconut Oil, Water, Grain Alcohol, Essential Oils of Copaiba (Copaifera officinalis) , Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia), Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus), Melaleuca alternifolia, Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus), Clove (Syzygium aromaticum), Helichrysum (H. italicum), Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis Verbenone Chemotype), Lemon (Citrus limon), Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
I do get this question often. So, let's address it. First off, most cats are really not going to appreciate a spray into the ear. So, even if the solution was ideal for a cat - they probably wouldn't let you spray them in the ear more than once or twice without hiding from you. And we all know how well cats can disappear when they want to! But, most importantly, cats should not be experiencing ear infections in the same way that dogs do. I truly find that if the cat does not have ear mites - then the suspected "ear infection" is really a dietary problem. Feeding grains, certain proteins, and my list of corn, soy, wheat, egg, or dairy products...can really cause nasty black, itchy, and red ears for cats. Diet should always be addressed first, unless the cat is known to have ear mites. More will be coming soon on ear mites - but you can read some on the subject by CLICKING HERE.
Shake well before each use. Spray 1-3 pumps into the ear(s), once to twice a day. You are not trying to saturate the ear canal or drip the solution into the ear canal directly. Coating the outer surface of the ear and upper part of the exposed ear canal, will result in the "traveling" of this solution to deeper parts of the ear. Monitor the ear tissues for any signs of irritation, and stop use if noted. Generally this recipe is used for 2 weeks or longer. Work with your veterinarian to determine frequency and length of use, based on response and recheck ear smear results.
This recipe has been used long term, for several months at a time or more when needed. However, if irritation occurs, please discontinue use. Although this new formulation of the Canine Ear Spray rarely creates irritations, if it does occur, placing Fractionated Coconut Oil into the ear and onto any irritated surfaces will help decrease any issues. Fractionated Coconut Oil is safe for use in the ear - however we do not recommend filling the entire ear canal with it.
If your dog is very resistant to having a "spray" in the ear, you can spray the product onto your fingers and wipe gently into the ear and ear canal.
Canine Ear Spray is intended as a spray to be used with a variety of ear conditions in dogs. Essential oils contained within this product exhibit anti-parasitic, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-tumoral, and anti-inflammatory properties. In our veterinary hospital, the use of this spray has proven incredibly beneficial for dogs with chronic ear conditions, and especially those that are resistant to many traditional drugs and antibiotics. Many of our patients were near surgical removal of the ear canal (Total Ear Canal Ablation or TECA surgery) prior to starting on the Canine Ear Spray. In clinical use, we see great comfort with the use of the spray and also vast improvements in infection, swelling, and pigmentation. A major benefit to a spray such as this - is that is actually supports a healthy immune system, instead of shutting the immune system off - as in the case with steroid use.
There are many factors that may contribute to your dog's chronic, recurrent, or first time ear condition. Please read more about other changes you can make in your dog's lifestyle that will help you to combat chronic ear infections and allergies.