Ear Mites

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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Some symptoms of ear mites in cats are excessive shaking of their heads. A black discharge can be found in the ear associated with an ear mite infestation.

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Yes, ear mites can be very stressful for your pet. Some symptoms of ear mites include black specs or residue in the ear, shaking of the head, rubbing of the face and excessive wax build up.

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If you are not sure if your pet’s ears smell bad, put your face close to the ear and inhale. If you smell and very septic or pungent smell like rotting flesh or sewage, this is a sign of an ear infection or staph infection of the ear.

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You pet can come into contact with an ear mite from animal to animal contact or host to host contact. This also includes human to animal contact.

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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.



Our products for ear mites do not have a determined age limitation on them. Some products are known to work only on pets four weeks of age and up.

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All of our ear mite products are made in our FDA approved lab and all of our products are completely FDA compliant.  The ear mite treatment products are completely safe and non-toxic topical products.

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Our All Stop DE-Stroy Pest Control Eco Dust is a complete natural product. It is made of food grade diatomaceous earth. This is known to be a completely natural pesticide in the environment.

All of the other ear mite treatment products do contain natural ingredients but they are not all completely natural because they do contain fillers. All of the products are also completely safe and nontoxic. It is important to us that your pet gets better. We have designed a general ear mite regimen that will be placed in your package for treatment.

You want to start by using the PetsBestRx Healing and Protection Spray while your pet is restrained in a large towel to avoid squirming and scratching. Using this product will promote healing and also clean the debris and fecal matter out of the ear. Thirty minutes after the Healing and Protection Spray is applied you want to use the PetsBestRx Ear Wash Treatment. These products should not be used at the same time. They should also be applied with a Q-tip of Cotton Swab.

We offer two types of disinfectants for your home. These are our ready to use PuraCleenRx Disinfectant Spray and the concentrated Xtreme Cleen. They products can be used daily. 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.

Transmission of ear mites

One landmark of ear mite infestation is an abundant dark brown or black, waxy discharge. Ear mites are the parasites that feed off an animal’s blood supply and are easily passed between those living in close quarters. Ear mites if left untreated, multiply, and feed on the blood and tissue. Not only it cause pain and make the ear scratch and bleed, but in the long run it can cause permanent damage such as hearing loss, due to bacterial infections.

Ear mites are very contagious and can be spread between cats and cats or dogs. Mites live outside of the body so transmission may occur if the mites are on cat’s legs or feet and then become transmitted to ear while the animal being curled up during sleeping. Due to contagious nature of ear mites, households with multiple pets should consider each cat or dog in a home even if a single one is infected. Washing your cat’s ear with vet approved products can prevent infestations and infections.



The common signs of ear mites include the shaking of the head, coffee ground debris in the ears, excessive buildup, bad odor, scratching around the ears, rubbing of the face, and also sores behind the ears from scratching.

If you notice any of these signs, your pet might have ear mites. We have products to treat for ear mites and to help prevent ear mites from coming back. The products to treat for ear mites are PetsBestRx Mitactin EAr Wash Spray and the PetsBestRx Healing  Spray. The Pet Mitactin Spray is used to attack the mites, eggs and larva.

It also stops the life cycle. The Pet Healing and Protection spray is used to help your pet from infections that are caused by the ear mites. We also offer environmental products such as the ready to use PuraCleenRx ready to use Disinfectant Spray. We also have the concentrated product called the PuraCleenRx Xtreem Clean Concentrate.

These products can be used to clean your home or environment to help prevent secondary infections. It is also helpful in preventing your pet from getting re-infected and sick including yourself.  We also have the Eco Dust Diatomaceous Earth Powder. It is food grade, safe, and non-toxic. The powder will not harm your pets. You can use the Diatomaceous Earth Powder inside or outside your home.

The best way to diagnose ear mites in your pet is through its specific signs and symptoms and change in behavior that you pet will show. The common sign and symptoms are as follow.

1-Head shaking: Your pet will shake its head vigorously and repeatedly due to irritation.

2-Scratching: The infected pet will scratch its ears and the surrounding areas.

3-Debris in the ear: Debris resembling ground coffee may be observed in the ears.

4-Sores around the ear: Sores developed due to scratching can be observed around the ears.

5-Bad odor: Sometimes a specific bad odor may come from the infected dog.

A regular ear exam should be performed by the owner to check his pet for presence of mites. In case of presence of any signs of ear mites a qualified veterinarian should be consulted immediately. Some or all of the above signs may be present at a time.



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