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Old 25-09-11, 02:55 PM
George's Mum
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Ear Mites

(Otodectes cynotis)

Most people have heard of ear mites and know they are a relatively common parasite of dogs and cats. There is, unfortunately, a tendency in the general public to see an inflamed ear with discharge on their pet and assume it is an ear mite infection, often leading to weeks of inappropriate treatment with over-the-counter remedies. It is important to distinguish an ear infected with yeast or bacteria from one infected with mites and it is also important to recognize that the old topical remedies requiring several weeks of ear cleaning and treatment have largely been replaced by far simpler products. We have assembled this FAQ to help explain ear mite infection in light of the most current information.
What are ear mites?
How did my pet get ear mites?
What harm comes from ear mite infection?
Is this contagious to me?
How do I get rid of ear mites?
What if they just donít seem to ever go away?

Never believe that animals suffer less than humans. Pain is the same for them that it is for us. Even worse, because they cannot help themselves
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