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Dog Ear Mites & Solutions To Care For Pets Ears.

Jul 16, 2008
Ear Mites affect both dogs and cats. Behavioral changes will give your the clues that your are dealing with an ear mite infection.

If your pet starts shaking his head violently or won't stop scratching at his ears, even to the point where he is crying out because it is painful, you are probably dealing with ear mites.

So who are these tiny pests, the ear mites? They are minute parasites that live in the lining of the ear canal.

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.

Remember this if your pet is in contact with others, for example at playtime, in a kennel or if there are multiple pets in your family.

The best advice is to treat the whole group for ear mites simultaneously.

Although both dogs and cats may contract ear mites, you should take special car if you are the proud owner of a spaniel as their glorious long haired long ears are especially attractive to 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.

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

Use it to clean the outer areas of the ear in order to stop infection taking hold. To combat yeast infections and mites, ClearQuest Ear Powder is a good solution.

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.

Formulated with anti-bacterial and anti-fungal components, infections are kept at bay. They come in a convenient container which means clean and easy storage and no waste.

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

Made with Tea tree oil and witch hazel, natural disinfectants and astringents, odor problems will be resolved and the ears will be kept clean and dry and safe from yeast infections.

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

This is a good solution for mite problems as it contains an active but natural ingredient which kills mites. Because of its effective nature, breeders and show people swear by it.

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.

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

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