Q. If I put 1/4 TSP of tea tree oil in my dogs ear for his ear pain will he die?
A. The severity of the clinical signs depend on the concentration of the oil. Something like 7 drops of pure tea trea oil , can be toxic in a medium dog breed dog . I would highly recommend that you ring your local poisons unit for advice or take him to closest emergency clinic .
DR. MASSIMO ORIOLES, DVM, MRCVS
A. No he won't certainly die but I would recommend not to use tea tree oil unless recommended and prescribed by your veterinarian for specific reasons.
Ear pain can be caused by different causes, with otitis being by far the most common. Other medications such as ear drops based on antiinflammatories and antibiotics may be more beneficial for your dog.