Re: natural ear cleaners?
I use hydrogen peroxide-moistened cotton balls to clean my dog's ears once a week.
I use Blue Power Solution once a month.
I do not flush out her ear, however. Too much trouble. I just amply soak a large cotton ball, put it in her ear, massage gently so the liquid swishes inside, remove cotton, let her shake the solution out, then I use a clean, dry cotton ball to wipe out any residue left inside.
Also I recall the Blue Power is used for yeast infections, mild ear infections, etc. It might have been used for ear mites as well - don't remember - but you don't have to eliminate the B.A. on account of lack of ear mites. I use the mixture in its entirety, even for healthy ears. It is just a preventative and to keep her inner ears clean since she goes to the beach often.
Janka vom Grunenfeld, BH (d.o.b. 10/12/07)