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Treating Ear Mites

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Our pets sometimes become infested with ear mites. This is a guide about treating ear mites.
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January 13, 2011

To eliminate ear mites, all it takes is a few drops of Wesson corn oil in your cat's ear. Massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates healing.

Source: From my daughter's vet

By Irishwitch from Aurora, CO

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March 15, 20180 found this helpful

Ear mites are a common issue for pets, especially if they have not had regular veterinary care. This is a guide about. "What causes ear mites?".

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January 23, 20180 found this helpful

It is best to confirm with your vet that your pet does in fact have mites. Then using a medication and cleaning should remedy the problem.

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Untreated mites can cause your dog pain from scratching and distress. This is a guide about treating a dog for ear mites.

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March 14, 20170 found this helpful

Vets often prescribe Acarexx, a 1% solution of ivermectin, to treat parasites including ear mites. Some pet owners prefer to mix their own solution when treating their pets. This is a guide about using ivermectin to treat ear mites.

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June 14, 2012

In your home recipe for ear mites one of the ingredients is tea tree oil. Where can I buy it?

By Nadine R

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May 26, 20150 found this helpful
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All over the internet, people strongly warn about dangers associated with putting any kind of essential oil in or on a cat. It wasn't mentioned here, and each person will use their own best judgement about what's best for their beloved friend(s), but thought it deserved mention.

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June 25, 20160 found this helpful
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Melaleuca also known as tea tree oil is VERY toxic and deadly for cats in any form of applications! Please do not use this on your cats their liver cannot process it.

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July 9, 2009

Can an alcohol swab kill ear mites on a dog?

By harleygirl1211 from Red Bay, AL

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July 13, 20090 found this helpful
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I just asked my vet the best way to prevent ear mites in my beagle puppy (they have a tendency to suffer with them more than other breeds) he recommended cleaning her ears out once a week with a solution of 1/2 water and 1/2 hydrogen peroxide. I purchased an inexpensive pointed tip plastic bottle at the dollar store (the kind you would use for ketchup, etc.) and I make a mix based on the vets directions.

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Using the bottle to fill the ear with the solution, I then massage the base of the ear for a few seconds and then allow her to "shake" the fluid out of her ears. The vet said this would keep her ears free of debris that attracts the mites and allows them a breeding ground in the ear. I also do this on my Golden Retriever and have since had happy ear mite free puppies!

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July 13, 20090 found this helpful
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I asked my vet the same question. She said it would be very painful to use alcohol because the ear mites bite and when the alcohol comes in contact with the spot that was bitten, it will burn a lot. Try putting alcohol on a cut on your finger and you will find out what it would be like.

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July 13, 20090 found this helpful
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Our vet told us years ago to use a little boric acid powder. Put a pinch or more, depending on the size of the dog, into the ear and close the flap over the ear and massage the ear for several seconds.

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It works beautifully, and is painless to the animal.

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August 26, 2011

Is there any way to clean ear mites at home? My dog is allergic to the meds I got from the vet. Help!

By sbobo from Tacoma, WA

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August 26, 20110 found this helpful

Try putting a few drops of olive oil in his ears and massaging. Do this every couple of days till he stops scratching.

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August 27, 20110 found this helpful

Thanks Gasjarvi-
Vet called and said that he doesn't have ear mites, but a nasty fungal infection. And thanks for the olive oil tip, been using for 2 days and I cant believe how well it works!

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December 22, 2015

What do I do to get rid of them?

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October 1, 20170 found this helpful

A visit to the vet is in order. The vet will prescribe medication

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October 27, 2011

I know of a dog who is being treated (home remedy) for ear mites because the family cannot afford a vet appointment. What home remedies have worked? This is a German Shepherd stray that was found in a northern state.

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By Connie Eiceman

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October 28, 20110 found this helpful

Equal portions of Olive Oil and Vitamin E Oil mixed. Dip the Q-tip/Cotton ball in mixture and clean the animals ears. Once completed put one drop of mixture into each ear every 3 days until mites are gone. Make sure to clean his ears every 3 days as well.
Lana B. Des Plaines, IL

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