Dog ear infection. Can I use onion juice?

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Lizdid2
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I know alliums are generally not good for dogs to ingest. However are they ok topically? My dog has heavy floppy ears and is prone to ear infections. I have contemplated putting onion juice in his ears so many times to clear it up but am afraid of doing more harm than good....
Fundog United States of America
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If I recall correctly, Patrick has recommended using onion or garlic juice as an ear wash for dogs. :)
Lizdid2
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Ok cool...I will give it a try the next time he gets another infection.
DandyLioness Canada
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This post is a couple of years old, but is the onion or garlic diluted for use as an ear wash? My dog has itchy ears. I don't believe there is infection, but I would like to alleviate the itch, which is routinely first thing in the morning. Is there perhaps another gentle herb that can be used?
DandyLioness Canada
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Regarding my question above.... I found this post
https://herb-talk.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1429
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