Instead of having owners administer eardrops into their dogs' ears directly from the bottle and count the drops as they go,
we give them a tuberculin syringe to use. We have them remove the plunger and count five drops for dogs less than 30 lb and
nine drops for dogs more than 30 lb. (This accounts for the drop that stays in the hub.) The owners then replace the plunger
and administer the medicine into the ear. This atraumatic method ensures that owners administer the appropriate amount of
medicine in a typically less-than-cooperative patient. We also show owners how far into the ear the syringe can go so as to
avoid tympanic membrane injury.
Dr. Thomas Polehinke