I have a German Shephard Dog (GSD) that is really bothered by ear mites. I have read that using DE in the ears will get rid of the ear mites very effectively, however, I have not found a reliable source to prove this and a method of administration. I am currently using Extra Virgin Olive Oil daily. Does anyone have any experience or direct me to where I can find definitive proof that DE is effective without harming my GSD?
Cleanse the ears with diluted witch hazel, half a teaspoon of witch hazel to one tablespoon of tepid water....To heal the ears further a brew of horehound or rue should be used. One tablespoon of the finely-cut herb brew in one and a half cups water. Stand for four hours, then strain and use tepid [this is for canker...to use for ear mites..] Add extra, two drops only, oil of eucalyptus to every dessertspoon of the lotion.
She goes on to say that the eucalyptus oil is burning (but effective). If the dog seems bothered by this, rinse the ears with fresh wholemilk (don't use non-fat milk, as it is the fat that neutralizes the eucalyptus oil).
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