Idea Exchange: Warm ear cleaning solution

Jul 01, 2005
By staff

When instructing clients to clean their pets' ears for otitis, I have them first slightly warm the solution under a hot-water tap and check the temperature on the inside of their wrists. Room temperature is about 30 degrees below the pet's body temperature, and warming the cleaning solution makes the experience less traumatic. Many of my clients have told me this helped lessen the battle of ear cleaning.

Dr. George D. Banta
Indianapolis, Ind.