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Symptoms Of Ear Mites & Solutions For Dogs & Cats.

Jul 11, 2008
Ear Mites affect both dogs and cats. Behavioral changes will give your the clues that your are dealing with an ear mite infection.

Symptoms of an ear mite infestation include shaking of the head vigorously, repeated scratching of the ears, some brown colored discharge, possibly some malodor and apparent pain when the ears are touched.

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

They penetrate the skin to feed on the blood supply, resulting in swelling and pain for your pet.

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.

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.

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.

Luckily there are treatments to help get rid and prevent ear mite infections. PNP Healthy Ears Ear Cleanser for Dogs is made from a range of mild and gentle components that softly rid the ear of dirt and wax and other discharge from the ear.

Clean ears are less susceptible to infection and the specially designed applicator makes this product simple to apply. You can use it on an ongoing basis and it is especially recommended for after swims.

Lambert Kay Ear Rite Insecticidal Ear Wash is another great ear cleaner product in the battle against ear mite infections.

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 is suitable for both dogs and cats and helps to control odor and keep ears dry and therefore more resistant to yeast infections.

ClearQuest also make Ear Wipes - a quick and convenient way to keep your cat or dog's ears clean and healthy.

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.

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.

Zymox OTIC Solution with and without Hydrocortisone is another strong solution to an ear mite infection. It is used in cases where the animal has severe inflammation of the external ear due to ear mite, yeast and bacterial infections.

Use once a day for seven days for acute symptoms and double the time for chronic infections.

A mite free pet is a happier pet, thanks to all these sterling products.

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.
About the Author
Author Rebecca Foxton wants to help you bring your pet brilliant health with ear mites treatment options. For an excellent source of health tips for people with dogs and cats, read her advantage flea control articles on Dog Buffs.
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