Treating Ear Mites

Category Health
Our pets sometimes become infested with ear mites. This is a page about treating ear mites.
Advertisement

Solutions

Share on ThriftyFunThis page contains the following solutions. Have something to add? Please share your solution!

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

Comment Was this helpful? 5
Read More Comments

Questions

Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

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

Answers

May 26, 20151 found this helpful
Best Answer

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.

Reply Was this helpful? 1
June 25, 20161 found this helpful
Best Answer

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.

Reply Was this helpful? 1
Answer this Question...

Can an alcohol swab kill ear mites on a dog?

By harleygirl1211 from Red Bay, AL

Answers

July 13, 20090 found this helpful
Best Answer

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.

Advertisement

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!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
July 13, 20090 found this helpful
Best Answer

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.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
July 13, 20090 found this helpful
Best Answer

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.

Advertisement

It works beautifully, and is painless to the animal.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question...

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.

By Connie Eiceman

Answers

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.

Advertisement


Lana B. Des Plaines, IL

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
July 7, 20180 found this helpful

Go to the feed store and get ivermectin (wormer for a horse). Costs about $6 - $10. It is the same medicine that is used in dog wormers but much cheaper for as much as you get. Use a very small amount for a dog. One tube will do a 1200 pound horse, so only use about a pencil eraser amount. Put it on the dogs tongue, or you can put a little bit directly into the ear. This will kill the mites. Do again in two weeks to get them all.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question...

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

Answers

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.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
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!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question...

What do I do to get rid of them?

Answers

October 1, 20170 found this helpful

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

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question...

March 14, 2017

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.

Advertisement

This is a page about using ivermectin to treat ear mites.

A young cat getting ear drops at the vet.

Read More... Pin it! Was this helpful? 1

June 1, 2018

Ear mites are very easy for young cats to pick up, especially if they are a rescue or were neglected. They are also easy to treat. This page has advice for when my kitten has ear mites.

Back and white kitten staring at the camera.

Read More... Pin it! Was this helpful? Yes

May 21, 2018

This is a page about using peroxide to get rid of ear mites. It is best to use a solution that is intended to treat ear mites. If left untreated, ear mites can cause ear infections that can lead to serious damage.

Advertisement

Avoid using products such as peroxide, without first consulting a veterinarian.

Cat laying on a vet table getting it's ears checked.

Read More... Pin it! Was this helpful? Yes

May 21, 2018

This is a page about treating cat with ear mites. Ear mites are highly contagious and will cause your cat quite a bit of discomfort. If left untreated, these tiny mites can lead to serious ear infections. While some people try to treat ear mites with home remedies, it is best to seek professional treatment to avoid damage to your cat's ears.

Dark cat getting ears cleaned with a q-tip.

Read More... Pin it! Was this helpful? Yes

March 15, 2018

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

Cat being treated for ear mites.

Read More... Pin it! Was this helpful? Yes

January 23, 2018

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

Dog Getting Ear Drops at Vet

Read More... Pin it! Was this helpful? Yes
Advertisement

Categories
Pets HealthMarch 14, 2012
Pages
More
🌻
Gardening
🐛
Pest Control
😷
Coronavirus Tips
😎
Summer Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2020-07-15 20:15:51 in 2 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2020 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf/Pets/Health/Treating-Ear-Mites.html

Add to PageAsk a Question