3 Easy Steps: How To Treat Ear Mites In Dogs In No Time

If your dog gets ear mites, you’ll probably know it within a few days by their incessant scratching and shaking, and you’ll want to do anything you can to relieve your poor pup’s discomfort.

Your dog can hear and feel the mite in their ear, and they might be affected by itching, inflammation, and infections. You don’t want your dog to have to go through any of that, right?

I’ve put together how-to instructions for two different methods of getting rid of ear mites. Trust me: They work!


What You Will Need:

Option #1: Special Formula

  • Cotton Swabs

Simple cotton swabs have many uses for humans, but they also have a few very helpful uses for pets!_Cotton swabs are meant to be used for detailed cleaning. In our cases, they’ll be used to clean out the dog’s ear before treatment for ear mites to ensure that the treatment works properly.

  • Multi-Symptom Ear Cleaning Solution

The only other thing that you need is a multi-symptom ear cleaning solution that is specifically made for dogs.

These solutions are formulated to treat a number of infections and ear conditions, including ear mites. These formulas are also meant to clean out ears on a regular basis from small infections and discomforts that your dog might be dealing with.

Option #2: Home Remedy

  • Cotton Swabs

You will need cotton swabs for the home remedy for the same reason as above.

  • Olive Oil

High-quality olive oil can be used to treat ear mites.

Olive oil can simply be purchased at the supermarket. Typically, people think of using olive oil for cooking or for hair treatments, but it can also be used to help kill the ear mites that your dog is suffering because of.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Option 1: Special Formula

#1 Remove Any Debris

How To Treat Ear Mites In Dogs

The first thing you want to do when using any treatment on ear mites is to clean up any debris in the ears. If you don’t do this, the solution will never reach the ear mites!

This is actually very simple. Take a cotton swab, and use a rolling, lifting motion to remove debris. As soon as you pick up debris, discard the swab and use a new one.

You will need to use at least a dozen cotton swabs. Be very careful when doing this, and don’t push anything farther into your pet’s ears. You should only clean the outermost portions.

#2 Apply The Treatment

How To Treat Ear Mites In Dogs

If you went to the vet and they gave you a medicine for your dog’s ears, you can use that, but it’s not always necessary to use a prescription medication for your pet’s ear problems.

All you need is a simple solution like this one that will help clear the ears.

Take the product, and apply it liberally to your dog’s infected ears. You will want to fill the canal and then gently massage the affected areas. Use cotton pads or swabs to wipe away any excess product and clean up visible discharge.

You should treat your dog’s ears twice a day for ten continuous days. 

#3 Repeat Treatment As Needed!

It’s important to remember that ear mites can return. Ear mites can lay eggs. If they lay eggs in your pet’s ears, they may become infected again just a few days after initial treatment.

So you should treat your pet for the required ten day period, and then treat them again about two weeks later.

Option 2: Home Remedy

#1 Clean Up Any Debris Or Discharge

Just like in step #1 in Option 1 above, you need to clean out your pet ears. Do this carefully, using at least a dozen cotton swabs, in the same way described in the instructions above.

#2 Get The Olive Oil Going

How To Treat Ear Mites In Dogs

Apply some olive oil in the ears every other night. You will want to do this for the next six weeks. The olive oil essentially drowns the ear mites so that they cannot survive any longer.

You will want to continue this process for six weeks because of the potential for ear mites to lay eggs and hatch over the next few weeks. Applying olive oil every night for six weeks will eliminate the problem altogether.

It might seem like a long time, but you’ll be saving your pet from a lot of pain and from the threat of a severe problem by doing this simple, at home treatment.

Remember: You Might Need To Visit The Vet

How To Treat Ear Mites In Dogs

While you can treat your pet for ear mites at home with these instructions if you notice the problem quickly, it’s always good to consider visiting the vet, especially if your pet has been scratching for more than a few days.

It’s possible that they will have scratched the inside of their ears or caused other problems, so a vet will be able to help diagnose any potential problems.

You don’t have to buy their medication if the problem isn’t very severe, but you should always keep this in mind.

Bonus Tip: Wash The Bedding!

How To Treat Ear Mites In Dogs

To prevent your dog or other pets from being reinfected by ear mites, you should wash their bedding with hot, soapy water. Then dry it in a very hot water. Clean the kennels and all areas that your pets are commonly in.

Ear mites are contagious, so you should treat the environment. You might even want to treat all your pets for ear mites if only one is clearly infected - just in case!

Get Rid Of Those Mites

Getting rid of ear mites is easy with these two simple, at-home solutions. The vet might be able to help you diagnose the problem, but you can help heal it at home without any medications or steroids thanks to these solutions.

Have you had any experiences with how to treat ear mites in dogs? Let me know your advice in the comments, and share this with other concerned dog owners. _

Have you had any experiences with how to treat ear mites in dogs? Let me know your advice in the comments, and share this with other concerned dog owners. _


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