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Are there holistic remedies for an ear infection for dogs?

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Although it depends on the cause, there are holistic treatments for many canine ear infections. Since many ear infections are caused by food or environmental allergies, treating the underlying cause can eliminate the problem of recurring infections.

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Are there holistic remedies for an ear infection for dogs?
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Due to the speed with which they relieve symptoms, conventional medications prescribed by a veterinarian are often the most humane way to treat an acute ear infection. However, regular cleaning with pH-balancing solutions such as apple cider vinegar or hydrogen peroxide can help prevent future infections. Treatment with healing herbs such as calendula, tea tree oil or naiouli oil can be beneficial in soothing irritated ears after the conventional treatment is finished. People using these remedies must learn proper techniques to avoid damaging the sensitive structures of the ear.

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