So my darling lab has really dirty ears. Like, the most disgusting doggy ears I've ever seen --- and I've had 2 St Bernards, a Great Dane and another lab! I've had him to the vet twice for an ear infection. No infection, just dirty. The brown, sticky goop smells but it doesn't migrate out of the ear, it stays in the ear canal and the little area right near it. They also don't bother him. He doesn't shake or scratch at all. But they are just SO dirty. I think I would need to clean them every single day to keep up with them. Maybe twice a day.
Vet suggests a commercial ear cleaner. Well, at this rate that is going to cost me a fortune! And they are all so perfumy that my hands smell for hours. Bleck.
Any suggestions? If you Google cleaning dog ears you get some crazy suggestions. I've been doing a bit of warm water on a washcloth or cotton balls. Cotton balls seem to work the best. But is there something that would be better? Something that would help KEEP them clean?