Ear mite home remedies are a natural way to kill ear mites and stop infections in your dog or cat. This article provides a few of the best ear mite treatments for ear mites in cats, as well as ear mites in dogs, safely and naturally!
The natural treatment of dog ear mites and those in cats can be very important if your pet has an infection. Canine ear mites and feline ear mites are very similar and easily treated.
If you decide to take your pet to the vet, they will most likely prescribe one or both of these two medications:
The first is Ivermectin, a prescription medication that can be applied topically into the ear or injected into the body. If you feel comfortable using commercial medicine, this might be a good option because it is very effective. However, many pet health advocates believe that medications are overly toxic to pets and that they may be safer with vet-approved ear mite home remedies.
The second prescription medication likely to be prescribed is a product called Revolution. Revolution is a topical liquid applied to the skin on the back of the dog or cat's neck.
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It works by soaking into the blood stream through the skin, and killing a variety of parasites. Not only will Revolution treat ear mites, it also effetively kills fleas, flea larvae, heartworms, mange mites, and intestinal worms. However, topical treatments like Revolution and Frontline are toxic and while they work well, they aren't as safe for pets as some think.
If you are interested in trying a few ear mite home remedies before going to the vet, be assured that there are a few things you can do that should help.
You should still ask your vet before self treating your pet, and if you do not start seeing results, it would be wise to seek professional help.
The first thing you should do is be sure that your pet actually has ear mites. Scratching at the ear and shaking the head are good signs that they do.
You will also see a dark, waxy buildup inside of the ear. This definitely signifies the presence of ear mites. If the waxy buildup is more of a yellow color, the problem is most likely a yeast infection, not ear mites.
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Olive oil works very well in terms of ear mite home remedies. It can treat infections from both dog and cat ear mites. Apply 1/2 dropper to your pets ear, massage it in well, and then use a cotton ball to clean the ear of wax and debris. Both ear mites in cats and ear mites in dogs can be treated with this method.
This should be done every day for a period of a week to kill the initial mites. Allow your pets ears to rest for 3-4 days, and then repeat the entire process for a total of six weeks. By this time, any hatchlings should also have died off. You should also give your pet regular baths to ensure that any adult mites are killed and washed away.
Continuing these steps in the ear mite home remedies process for 5-6 weeks is essential. If forgotten, it will be quite easy for the mites to quickly come back as they reproduce.
If you have other pets, it's very important to keep them healthy and clean as well. Ear mites are extremely contagious, and will move from animal to animal quickly.
Try to keep your pet's bedding very clean by washing it frequently, as mites will often remain there and thus come back after treatment.