Sasha is nearly 1 year old now. Always checked her ears (internally) by sight as know that dogs like Spaniels can get ear problems because of the make up of their ears. She has never had any problems and they are lovely and clean. But recently she has started scratching them. Nothing horrendous but having a good 10 minute go and then she would leave them alone. But today we noticed her ears are full of what i can only describe as "muck". It is brown rather than black and quick thick and a lot of it. Not on the ear flaps but inside. There is no heat, and no redness. She was scratching before and a clump of the substance came out so i examined it. Sorry gross I know!!. It is the colour of wet sand and the same consistency. Not waxy more gritty. One of my cats once had ear mites but this was black inside. I have checked both cats and their ears are clean and clear. Sasha doesn't seem distressed by this. What can this be and what would clear it up. Would the vet beable to give me something over the counter rather than take her in. Or any home remedies that work.