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Remedies for Ear Mites in Dogs

Ear mites are parasites that commonly infect dogs, cats, rabbits, and ferrets. They are small, crab-like creatures that infect the ears of animals spending most of their time outdoors.

These parasites live in and around the ears of animals. Ear mites in dogs are considered the second most common external parasite causing infection, fleas being the most common one. Ear mites spend their complete lifecycle on an animal, and they spread because of direct contact with another animal that is infected.

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“Keeping your dog’s ears free of water and dirt help to prevent ear mite infestations.” Credit: Steve Manik / Dog Help Network


There are various signs and symptoms that pets reveal any time they have a problem with their ears. The common symptoms include constant shaking of head, scratching ears. Sometimes, the scratching results in hair loss around the ear.

The characteristic that distinguishes ear mites in dogs from other ear maladies is the thick, black, tar like substance that is found in the ear canal.

Veterinarians commonly diagnose this parasite infection in pets by performing a microscopic smear of the ear debris. The presence of ear mites is easy to detect when you know what this discharge looks like.

Treatment Options

Getting rid of these ear mites in dogs takes time. There is no “magic bullet” that will kill all mites overnight. But there are of course a lot of preparations to kill mites, out of which some are prescription and some are over the counter. In order to remove ear mites completely, there are three things that you must do.

The first thing of the remedies for eat mites in dogs is that you must treat the pet in your house by cleaning and treating the ears daily. An oil based product is the best choice for cleaning and treating the ears. The oil will suppress the mites and soften the black discharge in the ears; this will allow easier removal of mites.

Since ear mites can crawl around on the skin outside of the ears, you should treat the skin of other pets also. This may include using a topical product sold through your veterinarian, or using natural home remedies, such as the ones for treating fleas. It can be difficult to keep your cool if you know about possibility of ear mites in dogs. But remember one thing that you are dealing with the problem and you will see results after the very first ear cleaning. For more information please consult Vet, or check dog medication online.

Prevention Method

It is highly recommended that you disinfect the indoor environment of your house at least once. You can disinfect your house using any remedy that is suitable for getting rid of fleas, whether that is a disinfectant, or a remedy that uses natural ingredients. You can even take the help of the net to find some natural flea remedies for solutions that you can use every day on your pet and in your home.

To prevent ear mites in future, make it a daily routine to check your pet’s ears for any discharge or abnormal debris. Treat your pet regularly and ear mites will soon be a thing of the past!


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1 Comment

  1. smithy
    February 9, 2017 at 4:30 am — Reply

    Tea Tree Oil is one of the best ways to repel pet mites. It soothes the inflammation and irritated skin. This is due to the presence of two active compounds named terpinen in them.

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