On Saturday I went to do my Springer Spaniels weekly ear cleaning and when I lifted his left ear, he yelped in pain and jumped backwards. After calming him down I was able to gingerly lift the ear flap and look inside. It was full of dark brown waxing feeling, vinegar smelling â€œgunkâ€. Throughout the day and again yesterday I gently worked to clear it out using the clearer I get from the vet and as of last night it was looking much better. The pain seems to be subsiding because I was able to actually lightly enter the canal a little more deeply, where there is still a fair bit of the brown dirt/infection fluid. My concern is that Iâ€™m still getting lots of this dark substance every time I wipe the ear out. Otherwise he is his normal high energy self. Should I just keep cleaning it and let it heal on its own or should I pick up some medicine from the vet? Do you guys have any home remedies? Thank you!