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Ear Mites & Symptoms To Care For Dogs & Cats.

Jul 17, 2008
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.

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 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.

If you still do nothing your pet could lose his hearing or require expensive surgery.

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.

So if you have more than one animal it is wise to treat them all as if they had an ear mite infection.

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.

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.

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

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.

Cleaning your pet's ears with Dr Golds Extra Gentle Ear Therapy might be good for your conscience too.

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.

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.

If the situation has gotten really bad and your are struggling to cope with repeated or severe infections you need something with some punch, such as Zymox OTIC Solution with and without Hydrocortisone.

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

As you see there are plenty of products available to keep your pet's ears clean and mite free.

So watch out for those warning signs and deal with ear mite and yeast problems fast.
About the Author
Author Rebecca Foxton wants to help you bring your pet better health with ear mites treatment options. Check out her health tips for people with dogs and cats and read her advantage flea control article series on Dog Buffs.
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