Ear Mites

Yes, the PetsBestRx Healing and Protection Spray and the PetsBestRx Ear Wash Treatment Sprays are both gentle enough to be used on pregnant or nursing animals.

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Otodectes cynotis is the species name for ear mites. It can affect dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. The most common signs of ear mites are scratching of the ears, whining, rubbing of the face, scars behind the ears from scratching, shaking of the head and dark debris in the ear.

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Horses can get ear mites, it may not be the same species of mite that affects a cat or dog. Our ear mite products would work on horses with ear mite infections. They are all completely safe and nontoxic ear mite treatment products.

You would apply the products to the horse’s ears gently and do not spray directly in case of spooking. You can apply the PetsBestRx Healing and Protection Spray and the PetsBestRx Mitactin Spray to the ear by spraying it on a Q-tip or cotton swab and applying it to the ear flap. Do not go any farther in the ear than the cotton tip of the Q-tip.  Pushing a Q-tip too far in the ear can cause a ruptured ear drum especially in cats.

The PetsBestRx Mitactin Spray and the PetsBestRx Healing and Protection Spray should be alternated daily, using one in the morning and one at night. Please make sure to use them at least four to six hours apart. Do not pour the products in the ear, they only need to be applied lightly to the ear. If there is an infection present the PetsBestRx Healing and Protection Spray should be used twice per day.

The PetsBestRx Healing and Protection Spray is made to clean out the debris from the ear and also to help heal any ear infections that may have been caused by the mites. The PetsBestRx Mitactin Spray is used to kill the ear mites in the ear and dehydrate the ear mite eggs.

This treatment is proven 98.5% successful through trials and studies. When treating for ear mites, it is also important to treat your environment because this condition is highly contagious. We do offer our All Stop DE-Stroy Pest Control Eco Dust to treat your home or stables for ear mites. This is a food grade diatomaceous earth powder that is completely safe to use around kids and pets as well as yourself.


More on “Can horses get ear mites”

Ear mites are host specific and not found on species other than cats, dogs and sometimes rabbits. Cats are likely to get infected more often as compared to dogs. Horses can at times mislead you by developing signs and symptoms very nearly similar to that of ear mites. The causative agent of these signs is variable. Ear ticks infections are more common in horses and they also develop inflammation and irritation in the ear. The ears get red and itchy and develop exudates which plug the ears. Ear ticks are usually mistaken for ear mites which are completely different species.  

Sometimes ear mites can spread from pets to horses in a farm environment. But even if horses get invaded by ear mites they cannot survive and multiply there. If your horse is having any kind of ear problems the best thing is to consult a veterinarian who will perform detailed diagnostic test to confirm the type of parasites. 

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It is safe to use the ear mite treatment in your pet’s ears. You should however use caution when administering products on your pets. It is not suggested to spray the product directly in the ear.

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Can I apply the ear mite treatment to my pets if I am pregnant?

You can apply the ear mite products to your pet if you are pregnant. All of the ear mite products are completely safe and nontoxic.

They also do not require a prescription. Please make sure to follow the directions for use of the pet ear mite products. We do provide an ear mite regimen in your package. Follow these easy instructions and you should have no trouble with your ear mite treatment. When starting your ear mite treatment, it is suggested to use a towel or blanket to wrap your pet in to reduce wiggling.

Just make sure your pet’s head is still sticking out so you can administer the ear mite treatment. You can apply the PetsBestRx Healing and Protection Spray and the PetsBestRx Mitactin Spray to the ear by spraying it on a Q-tip or cotton swab and applying it to the ear flap. Do not go any farther in the ear than the cotton tip of the Q-tip.  Pushing a Q-tip too far in the ear can cause a ruptured ear drum especially in cats.

These products do not have harsh smells so this also should not affect your pregnancy. Our ear mite kits and combos are covered under a 100% 30 day money back guarantee. This guarantee is contingent with you contacting a customer service specialist if you are not noticing signs of improvement in the first 7 days of treatment. Not all pets are the same and some we know require special care. We also offer non-toxic cleaners for ear mites. These are our All Stop DE-Story Pest Control Eco Dust, PuraCleenRx Disinfectant Spray and PuraCleenRx Xtreme Cleen.

Other Information on Applying Ear Mite Treatments when Pregnant:

There is absolutely no harm in treating your pets while you are pregnant. Treating your pet for ear mite has nothing to do with human physiology. Most of the products used for veterinary treatment are usually the same used for human treatments but with high concentrations and larger doses. As ear mite infestation is only found in a few species, their treatment is also peculiar to those species which are susceptible to it. Treating your pet while you are pregnant is completely safe and has no toxic effects on you and the fetus. Application of products on the pet should be limited to those areas only which are infected.

Although these products are safe for human health, proper procedures and protocols should be followed for treatment. Read the information on the packaging and act accordingly. Also try to avoid ingestion and inhalation of such products and wear a mask or gloves while applying treatments, to avoid any risks. Avoid entrance of the products into eyes also.



Some signs your pet may have ear mites are scratching of the ears, whining, shaking of the head and dark debris in the ear. This black debris normally looks like coffee grounds in the ear.

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You can still breed animals when they have ear mites. It is suggest however to treat the pets for ear mites before they are bred. If you breed a pet that has ear mites this can cause the other pet to catch them.

Also once the litter is born they will also catch ear mites from the mother. Ear mites are highly contagious and easily spread from one pet to another. We do offer products for the treatment of ear mites. We treat ear mites with our PetsBestRx Ear Mite Wash Treatment Spray and PetsBestRx Healing and Protection Spray.

We also offer environmental products to assist with the treatment of ear mites in your home. Two of these are hospital grade disinfectants that can be used to clean your kitchen, bedding, flooring, carpeting and even furniture. We also offer a powder for ear mites. This is our All Stop DE-Stroy Pest Control Eco Dust.

Sometimes when your pet is dealing with ear mites they are also suffering from a lowered immune system. We do offer our PetsBestRx Mighty Vites to naturally boost your pet’s immune system.  This would help them to fight any infection that may be in the ear and also to heal quickly from ear mites.

If you have any more questions or need to speak with a customer service specialist you can call 1-337-937-8800 or visit us online at http://www.petsbestrx.com/EarMites .

More info on “can you breed dogs or cats with ear mites”

Cats and dogs with ear mites can be bred like normal pets but is not advised. Ear mites will not cause any harm to the reproductive system of your pet or the fetus. The only risk involved with breeding of pets with ear mites is the spread of infestation. Ear mites are usually highly contagious and spread really fast. There are chances that the cat or dog will catch mites during breeding from the already infected partner. Also there are chances that the new born litter will catch ear mites from the mother. Ear mites cause extreme itching of the ear and eventually the pet comes under stress. This stress can be harmful for the pregnant animal and the newborn litter. Pets can tolerate very little stress during their early life and pregnancy. Stress due to ear mites will bring the immunity down and animal becomes prone to other diseases.

It is advised to treat your pet for ear mites before carrying out breeding. This will ensure the future safety of your pet and progeny.



You can use the All Stop De-Stroy Pest Control Eco Dust in your furniture or carpeting to treat ear mites. The Eco Dust is made to be sprinkled very lightly like baby powder on the carpet for ear mites.

This product can also be used indoors and outdoors. This powder is completely safe and nontoxic. It is actually all natural as well. This product can also be used in your vehicle. Many people like to take their pets out on trips with them, you can use the All Stop DE-Stroy Pest Control Eco Dust in your car to protect from ear mites.

When treating for ear mites, it is also important to treat your environment because this condition is highly contagious. We do offer our All Stop DE-Stroy Pest Control Eco Dust to treat your home for ear mites. This is a food grade diatomaceous earth powder that is completely safe to use around kids and pets as well as yourself.

Diatomaceous Earth is crushed fossils of fresh water marine life. We also offer our PuraCleenRx Disinfectant Spray and our PuraCleenRx Xtreme Cleen to help clean your environment from ear mites. The ear mite environmental treatment products are all proven 98.5% successful through trials and case studies. If you have any more questions or need to speak with a customer service specialist you can call 1-337-937-8800 or visit us online at http://www.petsbestrx.com/EarMites .

More info on “Can I put the Pest Control Eco Dust on my furniture to control ear mites?”

A clean and mite free environment is extremely important in ear mite treatment. Ear mite’s infestation is exceptionally contagious and transfers very easily through close contact. Ear mite’s treatment may prove ineffective if the environment stays infested. Your furniture may contain eggs and adult mites shed by the infested pet. The same pet may get repetitively infested and other pets at your home are at risk of infestation also.  A proper treatment plan should consist of both medical treatment and management practices to control mite population.

Spread of mites can be restricted by appropriate cleaning of your furniture. Medical treatments applied to your pet directly will only have effects limited to your pet’s body. Mites control practices including cleaning and disinfection of your house furniture is equally important. Any non irritant and non toxic spray or dust can be applied to furniture. Make sure that the product is effective against both eggs and adult mites. There are some products which are effective against different types of pests, which can be used to control all types of infective agents present in your environment.


Ear mites are not usually located inside your pet’s ear. They usually are just on the outside of the ear flap and not located near the ear drum. Some signs your pet may have ear mites are scratching of the ears, whining, shaking of the head and dark debris in the ear.

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There are a few home remedies for ear mites that have been used for many years, if you don’t have the means to take your pet to the vet.

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