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Ask the Vet About Ear Mites in Dogs and Cats

Ear Mites
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Ask the Vet About What Causes Ear Mites in Dogs and Cats?
MichaelDym, V.M.D.
Michael Dym, V.M.D.
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As a practicing veterinarian, Dr. Dym has over 19 years of experience and dedication to enhancing the overall health and well-being of pets. His commitment and passion for pet health continuously drives him to learn more about the art and science of homeopathy through ongoing training and education.

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Date: Aug 15, 2017
Category: Ear Mites
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: ear mites

Question:What Is A Good Ear Drop To Use For Dog Ear That Works Good?

Answer:First of all, make sure that it is ear mites - many times people think ear infections are ear mites. Ear mites are easy to get rid of with many different products. Your veterinarian will more than likely have the one-time treatment or you can use over-the-counter products but follow the directions on the bottle closely with those - they will often need to be repeated multiple times. Here is a link to one of those products: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Eradimite+Ear+Mite+Treatment-prod3311.html If your dog has an infection, you can try cleaning it with a cleaner like Epi-Otic Advanced (http://www.1800petmeds.com/Epi+Otic+Advanced+Ear+Cleanser-prod11109.html) and then applying Zymox (http://www.1800petmeds.com/Zymox+Otic+Enzymatic+Solution+with+Hydrocortisone-prod10622.html). This combination of cleaning and Zymox will work for mild ear infections, but for moderate or severe, you usually end up needing the stronger prescription medications that you would have to get at your veterinarian.

Date: Aug 14, 2017
Category: Ear Mites
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Scabby Ears

Question:I applied Revolution and my sweet cat still has scabby ears

Answer:Scabby ears can be due to many things. One of the most common things that cause it is a flea allergy so it was good to rule that out. Now, work with your veterinarian to rule out other causes like food allergies, inhalant allergies, ringworm, mange, etc.

Date: Aug 13, 2017
Category: Ear Mites
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Help

Question:My cat have ear mites but he will not let me nere his ears to put drops in... He hises and runns away i dont know what to do ?

Answer:Most veterinarians carry stronger medication that they only have to apply once and ask them to do it in the office before you leave. Call ahead and make sure they carry the one-time application ear mite medication just to make sure - there are a few different brands.

Date: Jul 20, 2017
Category: Ear Mites
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Meds?

Question:My dog 3yrs old just getting over ear mites,i used the eardemites from ur shop right ear still hurting should i also be giving him antibiotics or any other med?its been a week thanks jeri

Answer:He may have an infection secondary to the ear mites. You can try cleaning it with a cleaner like Epi-Otic Advanced (http://www.1800petmeds.com/Epi+Otic+Advanced+Ear+Cleanser-prod11109.html) and then applying Zymox (http://www.1800petmeds.com/Zymox+Otic+Enzymatic+Solution+with+Hydrocortisone-prod10622.html). This combination of cleaning and Zymox will work for mild ear infections, but for moderate or severe, you usually end up needing the stronger prescription medications that you would have to get at your veterinarian.

Date: Jul 14, 2017
Category: Ear Mites
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Ear

Question:Hello I was wondering if there was something I could do for my dog that I believe has ear mites can't really afford to take to the vet rig now I hear Dr dogs ear oil was good for mites and infection don't wanna hurt my dog but he needs relief thank u for ur time

Answer:Ear mites are rare in adult, mature or senior dogs, and more likely your pet has overgrowth of yeast and/or bacteria causing any increase in waxy or brown/black discharge or itchy ears, secondary to underlying allergies. I would try Zymox otic HC from 1800petmeds. If no help, needs proper diagnosis and treatment from your local vet

Date: Jul 1, 2017
Category: Ear Mites
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Ear mites

Question:I have a blue nose pit and she's about 4 1/2 years old and her last owner never took care of her ear infection so it got worse over the past 2 years so fortunately I rescued her but she's constantly shaking her head and wimpering and scratching at her ears . Moneys tight right now and I'm not sure price range of a vet visit it so should I try the over the counter medicines like Eradimite treatment or revolution or even Advantage Multi ?

Answer:Usually ear mites are super easy to get rid of, so once you treat them once, they are gone. Recurrent ear infections are usually secondary to allergies. You can try cleaning it with a cleaner like Epi-Otic Advanced (http://www.1800petmeds.com/Epi+Otic+Advanced+Ear+Cleanser-prod11109.html) and then applying Zymox (http://www.1800petmeds.com/Zymox+Otic+Enzymatic+Solution+with+Hydrocortisone-prod10622.html). This combination of cleaning and Zymox will work for mild ear infections, but for moderate or severe, you usually end up needing the stronger prescription medications that you would have to get at your veterinarian. They can also confirm the ear infection and make sure she doesn't have ear mites. I would definitely go ahead and treat her for ear mites if you (or they) never have with any of those things you listed - you will be very lucky if she just has ear mites because she should never have another ear problem after you treat her.

Date: Jun 30, 2017
Category: Ear Mites
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: scales

Question:Can ear mites be transferred to a human if the dog lays his head on my feet?

Answer:No, thank goodness, they cannot.

Date: Jun 25, 2017
Category: Ear Mites
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Scratching at ears

Question:My dog Dakota has been scratching at her ears the past few days. I use wipes for general cleaning anyways and there is nothing unusual beyond a little waxy buildup. I bought over the counter drops at PetSmart for ear mites and ticks thinking that might be the problem. She is scratching less, but I want to know if I should be doing anything else.

Answer:It is great to treat for ear mites just to rule that out, but most dogs will have allergies that cause their ear infections. You can try cleaning it with a cleaner like Epi-Otic Advanced (http://www.1800petmeds.com/Epi+Otic+Advanced+Ear+Cleanser-prod11109.html) and then applying Zymox (http://www.1800petmeds.com/Zymox+Otic+Enzymatic+Solution+with+Hydrocortisone-prod10622.html). This combination of cleaning and Zymox will work for mild ear infections, but for moderate or severe, you usually end up needing the stronger prescription medications that you would have to get at your veterinarian. If she gets recurrent ear infections, you will want to start trying to figure out what she is allergic to.

Date: Jun 16, 2017
Category: Ear Mites
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Safe Ear Mite Treatment for Kittens

Question:I am wondering if you can recommend a safe ear mite treatment for 5 week old kittens. I was sold a product by my vet that I found out (after giving it to them for a week) is ONLY for dogs and actually dangerous for cats. I definitely need to treat them with something though, as I have other cats. I'd prefer to avoid pyrethrin if possible, as that once made my dog very ill.

Answer:I would recommend Milbemite-Otic. We don't carry it but it's easy to find on the internet.

Date: Jun 7, 2017
Category: Ear Mites
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Brown discharge in cats ear

Question:Hello. My cat is 11 and I've been noticing in left ear he his brown stuff in it. I clean it with ear wipes and it just keep coming back. What should I'd be doing instead? Thank you

Answer:Have your veterinarian check him for ear mites, ear infection (fungal and bacterial) and masses or conformational problems or even foreign bodies down in his ear canal that may make that ear stay chronically infected. If it's just a chronic infection, they will be able to put him on medication that may make it go away for good.

Date: Apr 19, 2017
Category: Ear Mites
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Itching constantly

Question:My cat has been itching and licking alot in the past few days mostly near the neck, ears and her front paws. She has brown black specks of discharge in both ears. She is 15 and is very difficult to take to the vets. How can I treat this? Should I treat it as ear mites or can I do a rinse of some sort? Please help thank you

Answer:She would have to come into contact with another cat to get ear mites - she may have an ear infection, especially if she is itching and licking a lot - she may be having an allergic reaction to something. The most common allergen is one flea - an allergic animal doesn't have to be infested so sometimes you wont see them, especially on cats who fastidiously groom them off. If you can't get her to your veterinarian right away, I would recommend treating her with Revolution to start with - it is a topical flea treatment but it kills ear mites as well.

Date: Apr 5, 2017
Category: Ear Mites
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Black build up in my cat's ears

Question:I can see him shake his head a lot and there are also scabs on my cat's body. Also my other animals also have mites but my family refuses to take them to the vet exp. It cost too much money, what can I do i feel so bad for my animals

Answer:I would not assume ear mites, as other types of issue including yeast and/or bacterial overgrowth in ears can also cause black wax buildup in ears of pets. Vet exam and evaluation of discharge under microscope is needed. You can try applying sweet almond oil down ear canals twice daily to see if helps dislodge ear wax and which will also smother mites over time until you can get to vet

Date: Mar 28, 2017
Category: Ear Mites
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Horrible odor

Question:Cat has small scab like crust outside edge of both ears. Scabs are extremely horrible smelling. Shakes head a lot & scratches ears a lot. Think mites??

Answer:Could be mites - but it could also be an ear infection. Both are pretty easy to treat but they are treated totally different. Your veterinarian can quickly and easily differentiate and get your cat on the appropriate medication.

Date: Mar 13, 2017
Category: Ear Mites
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Need med for mites

Question:Can I order a MD for this

Answer:You don't need a prescription for most ear mite medications. Here is one that we carry: http://www.1800petmeds.com/Eradimite+Ear+Mite+Treatment-prod3311.html?Ntt=ear+mites

Date: Mar 1, 2017
Category: Ear Mites
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Medication

Question:Accidentally used flea and tick medication in dogs ear thinking it was the ear mites medication will my dog be OK? What can I do?

Answer:There are hundreds of different flea and tick medications so it depends on the actual product. There should be a number to call on the packaging.


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