Saturday, September 1, 2012

Treatment for dogs with ear mites:

Eye and Ear issues of dogs are always a suffering for our lovely pets and headache for us. Breed that suffers from ear or eye infections commonly has longer hair or longer ears. Special breeds like poodles, English sheep dogs, some Chihuahua, Shih Tzu suffers from skin diseases due to their hair patterns and often causes ear mites. As I was a new “Small dog” owner for the first time 8 years back, I experienced tremendous hassle with my Shih Tzu. At first I didn’t know what to do with the long haired beautiful dog when it had the ear mites. Let us try to focus on the treatment for dogs with ear mites in general.

Ear mites are a small spider like parasites that infects the ears of dogs and some other small animals.  They can grow in other parts of the body too but can cause more damage when grown mostly in ear canals. The main food of Ear mites are epidermal dirt and ear wax. These mites hide inside the ear, causing inflammation and infection. The main causes of having these kinds of Ear mites are the attachment of your animal with other animals which already has ear mites or poor hygienic conditions. Long haired dogs are more prone to these attacks as their hair is the best place for the ear mites to hide.

Prevention would be the best solution for the treatment of ear mites, but once your dog is already diagnosed with it you need to take immediate actions. If you take a good closer look at the inside part of an infected dog you will see some granular things colored black or deep brown. If you use a magnifying glass you will see white moving things around those dark granular things.

The basic symptoms shown by a dog having ear mites are the scratching of ears and vigorous shaking of head due to extreme itchiness or sometimes even rubbing of face on a post or even ground. If your dog shows these symptoms, do not give any medications of your choice. Give medicines only after consulting a veterinary doctor. Before taking the dog to a doctor, clean its ear with some soft, wet cloth to ensure it does not scratch and injure its outer ear.


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