• Epi-Otic by Virbac. You can buy it from
    It was originally recommended to me by my vet when I got my first Poodle back in 1990, and I've stuck with it ever since. It cleans gently but well, and has a drying agent which helps prevent the moisture that contributes to yeast infections. It's inexpensive, and to me the fact that it's been on the market for 30 years speaks volumes for its safety and effectiveness.


  • I use Epi-Otic also.

    • Thanks, M.

  • I know a lot of people have good luck with Epi-Otic, and that was the first thing my vet recommended, but I didn't feel like I had good results with it. I felt like after I cleaned their ears with that they always ended up red and inflammed. I told the vet and they switched us to Malacetic Ultra. I have to tell you, their ears look amazing. They are award winning ear canals. I would swear by this stuff.

    • I think Malacetic has more/different acids in it than Epi Otic and it's probably better for dogs who have had problems with ear infections. Epi-Otic is more a maintenance product for those dogs who are less prone to infection. 

      • That makes sense. Everyone around here wanted to have chronic ear infections. I felt like I was losing the war. 

  • To Stacy and Karen, Thank you for the product comparison.  Very helpful. M

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