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Ear Mites In Dogs And Cats

Updated on October 30, 2012

Ear Mites In Dogs

Ear mites in dogs and cats are the most common cause of ear infections which are found by veterinarians. It is a parasite that is very contagious between dogs and cats and often found in puppies and kittens who do not have a strong immune system. Even though these are called ear mites they can be found on other areas of the body. A treatment for ear mites in cats and dogs is a simple one and you can do this yourself.

Some of the symptoms for this condition are itchy ears, scratching of the ears or head shaking, if your pet has an ear infection it is best to get it checked out by your vet as there can be other causes. If your dog has mites you should see some dark debris which gets left behind by the parasite, this is the discharge from when the mites digest your pet's blood.

As mites are extremely small and microscopic you will need to get your vet to examine the debris under a microscope to confirm this. The mites life cycle is approximately 3 weeks and they can also lay more eggs which continue the cycle. Keep reading to learn more about how to treat this condition and what conventional and natural remedies can be used.

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How Do You Treat Ear Mites

The most common treatment for ear mites is a anti parasite medication that can be applied once a month, topically. Some examples are revolution, Hartz, Frontline and Milbemite. It is important to get your dog treated as soon as possible because the longer you leave it the higher the risk of your dog developing hearing loss.

Most puppies get ear mites from their mother, this is the most common way they get transmitted. If you have other pets in the household it is a good idea to get them treated for mites as well as it highly contagious, mites do not effect humans. Other causes of infections in the ear are bacterial infections and yeast infections so get a vet to diagnose the condition so you can get the right treatment.

To prevent this condition it is important to clean your pets ears regularly, you can also put together a healing oil to treat the ears especially if they are painful. What you need is one tablespoon of olive oil and one capsule of Vitamin E. Add these into your dog's ears and let it get absorbed for 5 minutes then use a cotton tip to remove the debris by massaging the bottom of the ear.

Other oils that are soothing and have healing properties are aloe vera and callendura, these can be bought at your pharmacy or health food store. Add a few drops into your dog's ears and wipe out the debris. Garlic oil can also be added, you will need to crush one clove of garlic and add it to some olive oil over night.In the morning remove the garlic and warm up the oil and then add it to your pet's ears. Vinegar can also be added, it is not recommended as a remedy if your dog's ears are inflamed or have open wounds.

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