Easotic Ear Medication for Canine / Dogs Otitis Externa Has Several Effective Regimens


For canine mixed bacterial and yeast otitis externa, dog ear infections, dog ear canal otitis externa, dosing EasOtic Medication.

Once upon a time, some laboratory nerds decided to make an ear medication that you didn’t have to use TWICE a day. In fact, they found it effective when used every 36 hours – but the marketing weasels said “Nobody will dose this every 36 hours. Just label it once a day.” and so they did.

But, EasOtic is a great broad spectrum ear medication with a lot of capabilities including control of mixed bacterial and yeast infections. It lacks a parasiticide but it is an oily lotion and does smother adult Ear Mites.

And once a day dosing seems to be very effective.

But, there are several ways to use it.

As you can see, if the ear is severe (Code Red), you’ll be dosing once a day for at least 3 to 5 days then every other day and it can drag out more than a week. Even then, you might need two bottles of EasOtic.

If the ear is less severe (Code Orange), for example the “average ear infection” you could dose daily for three days then every other day for two to four more treatments.

For even less severe infections (Code Yellow), you could treat two days in a row and then three doses every other day. A total of five doses.

For mild infections, or small dog ear canals YOU CAN PRESS THE DOSING PLUNGER HALF WAY to get a “half dose” in each ear, this means in small dogs, you can make a bottle of EasOtic last twenty doses.

This isn’t recommended in larger dogs because 1/2 dose isn’t enough to thoroughly coat the inside of the larger ear canals.

I highly recommend a thorough ear cleaning / plucking before treating with EasOtic.

PREVENTION: I seldom recommend dosing EasOtic automatically very long term. But I might suggest dosing the medication “at the first sign of trouble” in dogs that are prone to ear infections. At that rate, you may be able to “nip it in the bud” with one or two treatments a day apart.

Putting this (or any) ear medicine in a filthy, wet pus-filled, or excessively hairy ear (think Golden Doodles or other Doodles) will be fail. It is “pretty important” that the ear be “fairly clean and hairless” for these treatments to work very well.

I highly recommend a thorough ear cleaning / plucking before treating with EasOtic.
I may also recommend a steroid like “Kenalog” be injected if the ear is ridiculously red and painful. Possibly even 24 hours before cleaning the ear to minimize pain.
It is VERY common to use a “Kenalog Shot” after cleaning to soothe the freshly upset ear.


Author: Dr. Erik Johnson
Dr. Erik Johnson is the author of several texts on companion animal and fish health. Johnson Veterinary Services has been operating in Marietta, GA since 1996. Dr Johnson graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. Dr Johnson has lived in Marietta Georgia since 1976.