What Causes Dry Dog Ears? How to Heal Them Naturally

What Causes Dry Dog Ears? How to Heal Them Naturally

What Causes Dry Dog Ears? How to Heal Them Naturally

Dry dog ears can result in itching, scaly patches of skin, and even infection if left untreated. Dry ears are simple to solve, but it’s important to address any underlying issues as well. Our Skin Soother balm is an effective, all-natural solution to dry dog ears!

Why Are My Dogs’ Ears So Dry?


Are your dog’s dry ears seasonal? Did you recently change his or her food? Have they been put on any new medications from the vet? Allergies to food, medicine, environmental factors, or even something as simple as plastic bowls can spark an allergic reaction that causes drying out of the skin on the ears, resulting in scaly patches.

Poor diet

A lack of essential nutrients, such as omega 3 fatty acids, can cause dry and unhealthy skin conditions. Investing in a high quality dog food that meets the individualized needs of your dog can make a big difference in their skin and overall health. Supplementing your dog’s meals with a high quality Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil can also do wonders for maintaining canine skin health!


Is your dog on a flea medication? Fleas can cause dry and itchy dog ears. They can also cause an allergic reaction leading to swelling and redness or oozing, crusty skin.

Dog Ears And Yeast Infections

The inner folds of your dog’s ears are dark and moist—the ideal spot for bacteria and yeast to flourish. If your dog is constantly scratching at his ears, the problem might relate to an underlying infection in the ear canal. If your dog’s ears are particularly foul-smelling or emitting a discharge, it’s time for a vet visit!

How To Treat Dry Dog Ears

Dry skin on your dog’s ears should only be treated with gentle, natural products. Avoid inserting any treatment products into your dog’s ear canal unless specifically directed to do so by your vet!

Can I Put Vaseline on My Dog’s Dry Ears?

Vaseline is a synthetic, petroleum-based product formulated for human use only. More importantly, it does not actually moisturize dry skin! In fact, petroleum jelly can actually encourage infection by clogging pores. Vaseline is not a solution for dry dog ears.

Support Dry Ears with a Healing Balm

Vegan, organic and all-natural Skin Soother is packed with a powerful combination of ingredients with anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Skin Soother is used to treat a variety of ailments—from wounds to inflamed bug bites, and dry dog ears too. Simply apply this balm directly to the dry areas of your dog’s ears.

Pit bull eats from silver bowl containing Natural Dog Company Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil

Our top-quality Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil has a myriad of benefits, including skin and coat health.

Support Ears with Supplements

Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil can help maintain normal moisture content of the skin and supports skin health. This product is rich in omega fatty acids, vitamins and minerals essential for healthy skin and coat.

For even more concentrated healing, our nutrient-dense Skin and Coat Supplement chews support skin and coat health from the inside out. 

Real Results For Dog Ears

Collage showing MinPin's dry ears solved with Natural Dog Company Skin Soother

Lola has Addison’s disease and takes a steroid daily, this has caused havoc on her skin and worst of all ears. They were so dry and crusty. I found Natural Dog Company through an ad on Instagram and asked Lola’s vet. She had heard great things and said go for it. In less than 7 days of using Skin Soother, her ears are so smooth and soft! Could not be happier!! She recently had surgery so we’re currently also treating her incision with it. I’ve been telling all my friends who own dogs about this stuff! It’s so great. — Trista and her MinPin, Lola