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Yerington NV 89447

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Earmites:

    A veterinarian must do an exam of the pets ears with an otoscope or by microscopic examination of discharge from the ear. If the ears are very sore, your pet may need to be sedated to allow the ears to be properly examined and treated.


  Clean and treat the ears of all affected and susceptible pets with medication provided by your veterinarian.

Also, clean the indoor enviornment because the mite is capable of limited survival off pets. We recommend washing all of your pets bedding with warm water and a bleach dilution.

Signs of earmites:

  • Ear irritation causing scratching at the ears or head shaking.
  • A dark waxy or crusty discharge from the ear.
  • Areas of hair loss resulting from self-trauma (scratching or excessive grooming.)
  • A crusted rash around or in the ear.
  • An Aural hematoma (large blood blister caused by rupture of small blood vessels between the skin and cartilage of the ear usually on the inner aspect) caused by excessive shaking or  scratching of the ears.

Ear mites- The ear mite (Otodectes cynotis) is a surface mite that lives on cats, dogs, rabbits and ferrets. The entire earmite life cycle takes place on animals. Pets become infested by direct or indirect contact with other infested animals.