Dog Ear Mites & Solutions To Care For Pets Ears.

October 20, 2014

in Cat Health

by Rebecca Foxton

Ear Mites affect both dogs and cats. You will probably know if your pet has ear mite problems by the behavior he or she displays.

The following are sure signs that your pet is suffering from an ear mite infection; continual scratching around the ears, head shaking, restless behavior, some brown material present in the ears, a bad smell and your pet yelping if you touch the ears.

So what are the culprits to these unpleasant symptoms? The ear mite is a tiny parasite that lives in the lining of the ear canal.

Feeding on blood, they bite through the lining of the ear, which creates swelling and discomfort for your animal.

If you don’t treat an ear mite infection, secondary problems may set in, including yeast or bacterial infections, sores, blood clots, and surgery.

And if that doesn’t scare you, maybe the fact your pet will lose his hearing and will need a costly operation will.

Bad news if you have more than one pet too as ear mites can be passed from one animal to another.

This is especially bad news as an ear mite infection in one animal in a kennel or cattery can spread like wildfire throughout the whole community.

Treat all animals at the same time to ensure you don’t get repeated re-infections.

All cats and dogs can get an ear mite infection, but dogs with long floppy ears such as spaniels as more prone as they offer a greater number of hiding places for the mites.

Ear mites can be dispatched easily and quickly. The first issue to to keep the ears clean – this is where products such as PNP Healthy Ears Ear Cleanser for Dogs can help, as its gentle cleaning properties will remove debris, wax and dust from the animal’s ears.

Ideal for post-swimming, and mild enough for regular use, this Cleanser comes with a special nozzle, making it clean and easy to use.

Alternatively try Lambert Kay Ear Rite Insecticidal Ear Wash.

Ideal for cleaning the outer surfaces of the ear, it makes your dog’s ears less hospitable for opportunistic infections. For dry ears, ClearQuest Ear Powder comes strongly recommended.

Designed for cats and dogs equally, the dry powder neutralises odor and maintains a non damp environment, thus avoiding years problems.

If you are looking for a clean and easy way to do the job of keeping your pet’s ears clean, consider ClearQuest Ear Wipes.

Each wipe is infused with anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agents which prevent yeast and bacterial infections forming. Easy to store in a resealable container, this time saving product will do the job, and won’t need any cleaning up afterwards.

Dr Golds Extra Gentle Ear Therapy for dogs and cats is another option to clean your pet’s ears quickly, cleanly and effectively.

Be amazed how quickly this product will neutralize the odor from yeast and mite infections, and feel reassured that the product also disinfects with added natural ingredients such as Witch hazel and Tea Tree Oil.

If you want to bring in something stronger, reach for Gimborn R-7M Ear Mite Treatment for Pets.

With a natural substance that kills mites, it will speedily resolve your pet’s mite problems. This product comes strongly recommended from breeder and people who show dogs.

When the going gets tough and your poor animal is beset by repeated ear mite problems, or has a particularly heavy case of ear mite infection, Zymox OTIC Solution with and without Hydrocortisone is called for.

Seven days of treatment should resolve a nasty case of ear mites, but double it for repeated ear mite issues.

Your pet’s ears don’t have to be a problems with so many high grade products on the market.

Keep your eyes open for the first signs of ear mites and deal with the infection before it becomes a problem.

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