What is the best treatment for ear mites in dogs?

A single dose of NexGard or NexGard SPECTRA is highly effective at treating ear mites in puppies and dogs. If the ear irritation persists, or a secondary ear infection requiring additional treatment is present, it’s best to consult with your vet.

Can I use human ear drops on my dog?

Finally, it is critical that you never use human ear cleaners or ear drops on your dog unless recommended by your veterinarian. Hydrogen peroxide is also never recommended, since it can leave water behind in the ear canal, ultimately making the infection worse.

How do you use ear mite drops on a dog?

Gently pull the flap of the ear up and slightly back using your other hand. Apply the prescribed number of drops into the ear canal, while continuing to hold the ear flap up. Rub the base of the ear against the head in a circular motion. Be cautious and gentle as your dog may object to this procedure.

What do vets prescribe for ear mites?

The two current products that are applied directly in the ear canal are: Acarexx®, a topical version of ivermectin, and Milbemite®, a topical version of milbemycin oxime. These products are approved for cats only and are available only through veterinarians.

Why does my dog keep getting ear mites?

Ear mites are contracted from the environment in which your pet lives or visits. Often, they attach to your furbaby when she passes through heavily grassed or wooded areas, clinging onto her when she brushes past.

Can I buy over the counter ear drops for my dog?

Most ear drops available over the counter are designed to clean your pet’s ears only, though this is often enough to avoid ear infections in most dogs. However, you can also find various medicated drops that are often cheaper than what you’d find at a vet’s office.

How do I know my dog has ear mites?

Symptoms of ear mites in dogs and cats?

  1. Strong odor coming from the ears.
  2. Black or brown waxy secretions from the ears.
  3. Inflammation of the ear, including redness and the ear becoming hot to the touch.
  4. Debris in the ear canal that looks like coffee grounds.
  5. Excessively itching, scratching or rubbing of her ears.

What is the black stuff in my dogs ears?

Ear mites. Though extremely tiny, ear mites can be a big problem for dogs, especially younger ones. One sign your dog may have mites is a crusty, blackish-brown ear discharge, which often looks like dried shoe polish. Other signs include scratching and head shaking.

Is it normal for dog to shake head after ear drops?

With ear drops, locate the ear canal opening and provide the volume recommended by your veterinarian; gently massage the base of the ear. If you find it hard to count drops, err on the side of more medication. It is normal for dogs to shake their heads or scratch their ears right after application.

How do you flush out ear mites?

The first step in treatment is a deep cleaning of the ear canal to flush out any mites, active or dead. Next, your vet will show you how to apply a topical ointment to help kill the infection. The ointment will need to be applied for up to 30 days in order to eradicate the presence of ear mites.

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