How to Tell if Your Pet Has
Is your pet itching his ears more and more these
Itchy ears are sometimes a symptom of ear mites--
tiny, eighth legged pest that come and take up residence by the
thousands in your pets ear canals. When they begin to move
around your pet will begin to scratch his head vigorously.
Without treatment; dogs and cats have been known to scratch
themselves raw, sometimes causing skin infections.
if you suspect your pet has ear mites but you aren't
not sure, try this:
Gently pull her ear flap down and rub it over the
opening, if your pets hiding leg swings into action then it may be
mites -- an uninfected pet won't scratch her ears.
Another approach is to rub a cotton swab in your
pets ear canal and then rub the swab on dark piece of paper.
Shine a bright light on the paper and look for wigley white specks.
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Another way to spot ear mites is looking into your
pets ear. If your pet has mites you will see a dry crumbly,
reddish black crust that looks like coffee grounds.
Ear mites are readily passed from animal to animal,
so unless your pet spends most of his time alone, they can be
difficult to prevent. But with patience and persistence you
can successfully fight mites.
If ear mites don't go away within a month of home
treatment or if your pet develops an ear rash or painful irritation,
contact your vet immediately