Blue Power Ear Formula – Home Recipe for Dogs


DIY Ear Cleaner for Dogs

Blue Power Ear Formula – DIY Home Recipes for Dogs

This page includes some great homeopathic ear formulas handed down from veterinarians and resourceful dog owners, and one of them might just be what you’ve been looking for!

Labradoodles who have reoccurring ear infections are usually due to the fact their owners aren’t caring for their Doodle’s ears properly OR their Doodle has a food allergy. If nothing seems to work for your dog’s itchy ears, then you most likely need to figure out what your dog’s allergic to and avoid it at all costs!!


“The Blue Power Ear Formula”

The Blue Power Ear Formula is also effective for treating fungus-type infections on the feet and elsewhere on the dog, for cuts on dogs or people, and hot spots. You may find other uses for this simple yet effective solution. Remember it is for external use only, and be careful not to get into the eyes. 

The success rate for this treatment is 95-99%, so if it fails, it’s usually because the treatment instructions weren’t followed correctly or they were not treated often enough or long enough.

Dogs on the verge of ear canal surgery have returned to normal with only a couple of treatments and a couple of follow-up treatments to keep the ears healthy.

  • 16 Oz. Isopropyl Alcohol (this can be substituted with Witch Hazel if your dog has very sore ears!)
  • 4 Tablespoons Boric Acid Powder – Boric Acid Powder soothes the ear.
  • 16 Drops Gentian Blue Solution 1%
  • Mix everything in a bottle and shake well.

REMEMBER: Shake the solution every time you use it to disperse the Boric Acid Powder. Do not microwave. Warm in a bowl of hot water instead.

Buy the Ingredients:

4 Tablespoons of Boric Acid Powder, 6 oz

Boric Acid Powder soothes the ear and is a chemical used in many pharmacies to compound special preparations. Boric acid is not only used pharmaceutically but in several home remedies.

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16 Drops Gentian Violet – Tincture of Violet 1%

  • Gentian Violet Solution is an anti-infection agent.
  • Gentian Violet Solution is a fantastic fast-acting antiseptic treatment for cuts, scrapes, and burns.
  • Gentian Violet helps treat problem areas quickly and effectively… in just a few days. Apply a small amount of tincture of violet to the affected area 1-2 times daily.
  • Safe for external use on adults. It’s an effective antiseptic.

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16 Oz. Bottle of Isopropyl Alcohol (standard 70%)

  • 70% isopropyl alcohol helps clean minor wounds on the skin or dirty surfaces as an antiseptic and is commonly used in home remedies. Safe for use on animals.

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16 oz Plastic Bottle with dispensing Tip and Cap

  • I like to use these plastic bottles with the tip!
  • They make dispensing the solution into a dog ear so much easier!

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Blue Power Ear Formula – Steps:

First, Take your dog outside or far away from anything you don’t want to turn blue!

1) Evaluate the condition of your dog’s ears; if they’re inflamed, swollen, hot, or sore: do not attempt to pull ear hair or clean them first.

2) Warm up the Blue Power Ear Formula.

3) Hold your dog’s head to the side, hold their ear flap open with one hand, and gently squirt the bottle of solution into their ear canal, flooding the ear.

4) Massage the base of their ear to help move the solution down into their ear canal.

5) On the first treatment: flush the ear twice, Let them shake their head, and wipe away access.

6) The second treatment: flush the ear again, but this time leave it alone without massaging it and let your dog shake their head.

7) After the second or third application, you can clean the ears with a Q-tip or cotton balls. 

Download: The Blue Power Ear Treatment Instructions – PDF Document


Blue Power Treatment Schedule:

1) 2x per day, every day for one to two weeks, depending on the severity of the symptoms.

2) 1x per day, every day for 1-2 weeks

3) Treat 1x per month (or less frequently, depending on your dog’s progress)

A Word of Caution

Blue Power Ear Formula Treatment Should Always Be Done Outside!

The Gentian Violet tincture will dye your walls and anything else it touches!

After they get past the initial head shakes, you can safely let them back inside. 

Apple Cider Vinegar, Alcohol, and Boric Acid

 This preparation is good after swimming. 

  1. To a 1/2 teaspoon of boric acid
  2. Two ounces of apple cider or white vinegar.
  3. Add in a few drops of rubbing alcohol and a few drops of povidone-iodine.
  4. Shake to mix.

Saturate a cotton ball, gauze, or washcloth with the preparation and wipe down the inside of your dog’s ears. Wipe again with a clean, damp washcloth.

Should I Give My Dog ACV?

Apple cider vinegar can contain some vitamins and minerals. However, there’s no practical reason to give your dog apple cider vinegar, it doesn’t provide them nutrition, and many of the health claims have yet to be proven.

Use ACV on your dog’s skin but not in your dog’s mouth!

Apple Cider Vinegar – 32oz – Heinz

This brand of ACV works just as well as Braggs (for this purpose), and it’s a fraction of the cost for a bigger bottle!

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Povidone-Iodine – Amazon Basics

  • 8-ounce bottle of first-aid antiseptic to help prevent the risk of infection from minor cuts, scrapes, and burns.
  • Kills germs in minor burns, cuts, and scrapes
  • Active ingredient: 10% povidone-iodine

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Humphrey’s Witch Hazel –  100% Natural 

  • 16-ounce bottle and the only brand of Witch Hazel I’ll buy!
  • Another excellent go-to for advanced/severe ear infections in dogs or puppies.
  • Just a few drops in each ear, 2-3 times a day for a few days, is all it takes.

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Cleaning Ear Wax Buildup

If you only seek to remove excess wax and your dog’s ears are not too dirty or infected, you can use a few drops of almond oil, mineral oil, or sweet ear oil to loosen up ear wax.

  • Place a few drops of the oil on the visible part inside the ear flap, give it some time to loosen up any wax, and allow your dog to shake their head to help spread the oil, or you can also massage the base of the ear.
  • Wait a few minutes, and gently clean the wax and oil with a face round or cotton balls.

De La Cruz 100% Pure Sweet Oil – All Natural Ear Wax Softener w/ Dropper – 1 Fl OZ

  • De la Cruz’s 100% Pure Sweet Oil for ears provides safe and gentle ear wax softening without the need for damaging Q-tips
  • Gentle and easy to use for the whole family with a no-mess dropper application, our sweet oil is a natural ear wax softener that won’t cause any tears or fuss.

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Johnson’s Baby Oil, Pure Mineral Oil – Hypoallergenic, Original three fl. oz

  • This hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested mineral oil contains no parabens, phthalates, or dyes and is specially formulated for dogs’ and puppies’ delicate ears.

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Zymox ear drops for dogs ear infection

Zymox Otic Ear Solution with 1% Hydrocortisone

  • Don’t want to make your own ear treatment?
  • Zymox works fast and treats ear infections, redness, and inflammation
  • 1% Hydrocortisone for itch relief
  • It helps ease painful ear infections caused by germs, fungi, and yeast
  • Safe alternative to oral medications
  • No pre-cleaning of painful ears is required – fill the ear canal and let Zymox get to work.
  • LP3 Enzyme system

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Virbac Epi-Otic Advanced Ear Cleaner

Virbac Epi-Otic – Advanced Ear Cleanser for Dogs

  • Epi-Otic is also a great product, especially for Doodles and Poodles who need extra attention and a consistent ear care routine to avoid ear infections. 
  • Epi-Otic may be used for routine ear cleansing or preparing the ear before administration of other ear treatments.
  • A mild, alcohol-free cleansing and drying solution for routine ear care and maintenance. 

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Dr. Lorraine’s Homemade Ear Cleaner

Dr. Lorraine Kassarjian, a South Florida veterinarian, has developed her own favorite recipe for homemade ear cleaner.

Ingredients and Instructions:

  • pour 50% white vinegar
  • pour 50% hydrogen peroxide
  • splash of alcohol

Mix it up and use it as an ear cleaner for dirty ears. If there is any chance of an infection, I use a medicated flush with antibiotic properties.” As with the other preparations, use the preparation to saturate a cloth and wipe out the visible part of the ear. Follow the recommendations of your dog’s veterinarian if you detect signs of ear problems.

dogs ear infectionWhat Does an Ear Infection Look Like?

The obvious symptoms of an ear infection may start with your dog shaking or tilting his head. If you look inside the ear, you might:

  • See a reddish-brown discharge (yeast)
  • A waxy, yellow ear discharge can also be a sign your dog has an ear infection
  • Smell a musky semi sweet odor in the ear
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Crusts or scabs on the inside of the ear

And you might see your dog:

  • Rubbing their head on your furniture
  • Scratching around his ear and whining
  • Shaking or tilting their head to the side while walking usually means it’s reached the super painful stage!

Ear infections can be a result of allergies, mites, polyps, overproduction of ear wax, excessive bathing, or swimming (which can leave too much moisture in the ears).

Read More: How to Care for your Doodles Ears!

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