Witch hazel for ears?
The inside of Karloff's right ear has been bothering him for a couple days. He shakes his head, digs with his paw, and sometimes rubs it against the carpet. His ears are incredibly fuzzy, both inside and out, and he won't hold still when I try to examine with a flashlight, so all I can see is a small bit of earwax. It's too cold here in Ohio for ticks, so I suspect earwax or a stray hair is the culprit. Is it safe to clean this out with a paper towel soaked with witch hazel? (That's what I use to clean my own ears.)
Kyra, female GSD, whelped 6/15/10
Karloff, male sable GSD, whelped 6/30/08
Tuco, male black GSD, 7/17/97--8/13/08, RIP
Ada, female GSD mix, RIP