Checking your pet for ear mites is the first step to successful diagnosis and treatment.
Things to look for when checking your pet for ear mites would be grey or black spots in the ear, otherwise known as exudates (blood, puss, etc.). Signs of ear mite infestation include noticible scratching of the ears, repeated shaking of the head (as if they’re trying to shake the mites out of the ear), as well as fever and sometimes a lethargic attitude (but not always).
The most “telltale” symptoms of an ear mite infestation are the pet's shaking of the head and the buildup of exudates in the ear.
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1Do not use on puppies or kittens under 12 weeks. Available in combination kits.
2Do not use on animals under 12 weeks of age.
3Fast-acting pyrethrin formula relieves irritation within 4-6 days
4Do not retreat before two weeks.
Ear mites are extremely contagious in animals and pets. They can be passed from the mother animal to her offspring. Additionally, the mites are easily spread to other pets within the household or building including cats, dogs, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, mice, ferrets, etc. Humans are not affected.