CleanEar solution is a gentle, effective ear cleanser for use in dogs and cats. COMPOSITION CleanEar contains malic acid 2,25%, benzoic acid 0,15%, salicylic acid 0,0375%, docusate sodium 2% in a propylene glycol base. The organic acids gently lower the pH of the ear canal. The low pH produced by these acids causes a slight swelling of the ear tissues. Because necrotic tissue swells at a faster rate than healthy tissue, it separates quite easily from healthy tissue. The dead tissue sloughs off and the healthy underlying tissue remains undamaged, providing a good environment for healing. The low pH also discourages bacterial, yeast and fungal growth. CleanEar also contains docusate sodium and propylene glycol. These two substances allow the solution to: remain in contact with ear tissue for longer; act as a solvent for excess grease and cerumen; dry out the ear canal; exert a mild antibacterial and antifungal action; and ease the removal of dead tissue, scales and other debris. INDICATIONS Removal of crusts, excess wax, exudate and other debris from canine and feline ears. Removal of excess purulent discharge in cases of otitis externa, allowing better penetration of antibacterial ingredients. Removal of ear debris following ear-mite infestations to allow better penetration of miticides. Can be used in ears of dogs that like to swim. Preparation of the ear for other therapy. DIRECTIONS FOR USE Instil 5-10 drops twice daily in the affected ear. Massage ears gently to assist break-up of debris. Use a cotton bud to remove debris.