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Posted on Sep 23, 2012 in Ear mites | 0 comments

Ear Mites in Cats, Kittens, Dogs and Puppies. What are the Symptoms

Ear mites may affect a wide number of pets, so be on the lookout for the signs. It is best to, upon suspicion of the presence of ear mites; consult a veterinarian to ascertain what is wrong with the animal. The vet will examine the animal, take a scraping and check under the microscope for the mite. They will also use a looking glass device to see how far deep into the ear canal the infection has spread. If infection with ear mites present he/she will recognize the signs. Ear mites are frequently associated with ear infections. Before you go to the vet, you may have noticed the following signals:

A bacterial infection exists but the pet is not responding to treatment
A bacterial infection is present but the symptoms seem to be getting worse
At the place where the animal with the head shakes or the place where the animal sleeps, you can find black pieces dry earwax
One or both of the animals ears are showing or exhibiting sign of thick black or dark brown crusts
The animal bites you when you touch its ears
The animal does not like it when you turn its ear over

The animal does not like you touching its ears
The animal has sudden movements of the ear for no reason
The animal has trouble hearing your commands or calls for it
The animal is sometimes irritable
The animal is sometimes suddenly runs like it was scared or heard a loud noise
The animal scratches a lot around the ear or ears
The animal scratches hard and for extended periods around the ear

The animal shakes its head regularly
The animal smells a sort of dirty smell
The animals ear(s) smell slightly of rotting or of being dirty
The ear has hard edges dried crusts inside or around the edges
There are sores in and around the ear

There may be a bacterial infection which is taking too long to recover
Whether you see dark (fresh) drops of wax in the ear
You notice black or brown sticky or crusty deposits where the animal has been rubbing its head (often on the furniture)

The symptoms of ear mites can be very distressing for the owner, and many people report a distinct change in their pets behaviour. Affectionate cats become distant, loving rabbits become skittish and loyal dogs start to bite for no reason; as do infected ferrets and hamsters.

It is imperative that you take your animal to the vet as soon as possible. Ear mites often lead to deadly infections and may leave a pet deaf if it manages to survive. Quite often, it is tough to get to the vets within two or three days. In which case, you should purchase some Natural Ear Drops for pets made by Ovante. The ingredients are non-toxic, so that if it turns out that it is NOT ear mites, then at least you have done the pet no harm. Once the infected animal is treated by a vet, the Natural Ear Drops by Ovante can be used to treat uninfected animals that have been in contact with the infected ones, since it is not fair to treat undiagnosed pets with harsh medications if they show no signs of infection. Ovante is therefore a good preventative measure for pets that have been exposed to infected animals.

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