Dog Ear Mites & Solutions To Care For Pets Ears.

November 30, 2013

in Cat Health

by Rebecca Foxton

Ear mite infections are a big problem for both cats and dogs. If you watch your cat or dog and notice some changes in behavior it could be that your pet has ear mite problems.

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.

You are probably asking what an ear mite is. Deep in the ear canal is the home of small parasites known as ear mites.

The ear swells and becomes painful as they bite through the skin to get at the blood supply.

Left undetected or untreated you are probably looking at more problems, with opportunistic yeast infections, bacterial strains, sores and painful scabs to contend with.

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

Ear mites are like fleas – they will easily find another host if one is available.

Ear mite infections are a particular problem in places where there are large numbers of animals, such as pounds, boarding kennels and breeders.

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

Spaniels are particularly susceptible with their long ears and abundant hair, as are any dogs with similar ears, but every dog and cat can get ear 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.

It can help prevent ear infections, and is easy to apply with a specially designed nozzle. Use regularly and apply after swimming.

Another ear cleaner option is 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.

It will get rid of any odor problems and will keep ears dry, leading to fewer yeast-type infections.

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.

Nature lovers might like Dr Golds Extra Gentle Ear Therapy for dogs and cats to cleanse their pet’s ears.

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.

Gimborn R-7M Ear Mite Treatment for Pets is a good choice for severe problems.

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 dosage at once a day should resolve severe inflammation, and fourteen days for chronic conditions where the animal is persistently infected.

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

Don’t leave ear mite and yeast problems to sort themselves out, inevitably they don’t and that just isn’t fair on your pet.

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