Cat & Dog Ear Mites
Treating ear mites – naturally!
Ear mites can be a pesky problem for our furry companions, and if left untreated, they can cause discomfort and potentially lead to infections.
At Natural Pet, we share your love for your pets and are dedicated to providing accurate, helpful, and reliable information to assist you in keeping them healthy and happy.
Ears: our natural ear mite treatment
Ears is a natural remedy for ear mites and ear inflammation. It is a homeopathic blend designed to support the normal immune response of an animal suffering from ear mites, inflammation, offensive smells, and discharge.
Many pets can develop sore ears or ear mites, which may be from an incorrect diet, allergies, foreign objects in the ear, an inherited weakness, or the shape of the ear canal. Ear mites are often identified as a discharge that looks like ground-up coffee. Pets can be miserable with the pain and inflammation associated with this problem, have itching that damages the ears, and second bacterial infections can set in.
Check out our Health Page on Dog Ear Infections for more information including causes and symptoms.
All our remedies are designed and developed by a qualified Animal Homeopath.
Natural Pet is an NZ-owned and operated small business handmaking homeopathic remedies for animals. All our remedies have a shelf life of 5 years.
Dog ear mites symptoms
Here are some symptoms to look out for if you suspect your pet may have an ear mite infection:
- Excessive scratching or rubbing of the ears
- Frequent shaking of the head
- Discharge or odour coming from the ear canal
- Redness, swelling, or inflammation around the ear
- Loss of hair around the ears or on the neck
- Crusty or scaly skin around the ears
- Discomfort when the ears are touched or manipulated
What are ear mites in dogs?
Ear mites are tiny parasites that live in the ear canals of pets. Ear mite infestations feed on the skin and ear wax of dogs and can lead to ear irritation, inflammation, and a severe ear infection if left untreated.
How can I tell if my pet has ear mites?
Some common signs of ear mites in dogs include persistent scratching or rubbing of the ears, head shaking, and a bad odour or discharge coming from the ear canal. If you suspect your pet has ear mites, seek advice from your veterinarian.
Are ear mites contagious?
Yes, your pet’s ear mites are highly contagious and can spread easily between animals through direct contact.
Can ear mites be prevented?
While it"s not always feasible to prevent ear mites in a dog’s ears, there are several precautions you can take to minimise the risk of infestation. These include keeping your dog's ears clean and dry, avoiding contact with other animals that may have ear mites, and maintaining regular visits with your veterinarian.
How long does it take to treat ear mites in dogs?
The duration of treatment varies based on the severity of the infestation and the effectiveness of the prescribed medication. In general, treatment can last from several weeks to a few months.
What are the symptoms of ear mites in cats?
Common signs of ear mites in cats include excessive scratching or shaking of the head, crusty or scaly debris in the ear canal, a foul odour coming from the ear, and redness or swelling of the ear flap.
How are ear mites diagnosed in cats?
Your vet can diagnose ear mites in cats by examining the ear canal and taking a sample of earwax or debris to view under a microscope. They may also perform a physical exam to check for other signs of infection or inflammation from your cat’s ear mites.
Posted: Wednesday 30 August 2023