Is your dog shaking and scratching its head? My dear Nala was. I knew it was not fleas. But she keep itching behind her ears. In the past some of our German Shepherds had ear mites and once I looked into her ears I knew what she had.
Ear mite is when a dog has Otodectes cynotis (parasite infection) in the ear canal. These tiny eight-legged parasites can cause pain, inflammation, and irritation.
Ear Mites Symptoms
How to treat Ear Mites
Prevention of Ear Mites
To make sure the ear mites do not return make sure to do a routine ear cleaning once a month. That can inhibit the presence of ear mites and re-infestation.
Here are some of the products we have used to treat ear mites at home.If you decide to buy any of the products below to treat your dog's ear mite using my affiliated links, you will be supporting the journey with our rescued dogs.
4/14/2018 12:22:09 pm
Thank you for sharing. I like to find natural ways to help people and animals whenever possible and not rely on medications unless necessary.
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4/15/2018 02:18:43 pm
Thanks for reading. I love using natural remedies both in my family and my fury babies. I do not like putting chemicals on them.
4/15/2018 02:14:16 pm
Your dog is so cute. I am going to try the coconut oild because I have that at home right now.
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4/15/2018 02:19:45 pm
Consistency for a week on cleaning the ears and applying the coconut oils is they key. Good luck, let us know if it helps your dog.
9/14/2022 03:23:33 pm
I add 1 drop off tea tree oil to 10 drops of coconut oil too. It helps stop reinfestation I would my dogs East daily with this solution but just do a coin buds into the solution and go down into the ear canal after wiping the East glad and other areas first. If necessary use another cotton bud soaked in the solution. I also use a pipette to put drops of the oil into the ear canal. I do this for seven days and then once a month to make sure there ear mites don't return.
4/16/2018 09:41:24 am
I did not know about the oil. We tried vinegar but I could not stand the vinegar smell. Thanks for sharing
4/17/2018 09:00:37 am
So much information. Thank you for sharing your experience. I will take my dog to the vet and then trying to use some natural remedies
6/27/2019 11:59:41 am
I am a true believer for oils will try this for my two babies (yorkie and bull dog), and thank you!
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6/27/2019 06:06:04 pm
Good luck, the castor oil really worked for my dogs
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