I need to buy a really nice ear clearer that will take out all the dirt/grime from the ears as well as it making them not smell bad, some of these ear cleaners I've smelt in the past smell horrid!! Anyway, I really like All Natural things, if anyone can reccomend some I would really appriciate it, and I don't mind buying it off the internet either. :)
Alcohol is just about as good as anything to use. I never, ever use q-tips. Always use a cotton ball and clean no further down than it will go. Most of the salons where I use to work when I was grooming, the bathers always used it for ear cleaning. Hope this helps.
Maybe I'm just weird and old fashioned, but I use warm mineral oil, massage their little ears gently, and use a q tip, and everything comes off nicely. It does leave an oily residue, but it's cheap, and it does'nt stink.