My dog has dried blood in her ears from scratching. How should I clean them?


If the scabs are just on the ear flaps, you can clean the dried blood off with dilute hydrogen peroxide. I usually recommend diluting vinegar to clean the ears, but not in this case. The product is acidic and will hurt. There are several good commercial products available to clean the ears. Ask at your vet's office or a pet store for an ear cleaner that has a neutral pH.

Updated on March 19, 2018

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Why Does My Dog Have Ear Scabs and What Can I Do?
By Dr Mark