Idea Exchange: Increase ear cleaning compliance

Sep 01, 2007
By staff

When I see a patient with ear problems, I ask the owner what he or she uses to clean the pet's ears. Since few owners clean their pets' ears appropriately, I keep several plastic squeeze bottles on hand to give to clients at no charge. The bottles are labeled with instructions to help owners mix and administer the ear cleanser correctly. Clients love it, and it improves compliance.

Dr. Angela Spar
Rockville Centre, N.Y.