Ear Mites

Yes, you can bathe you pets even if they have ear mites. It is suggested to bathe your pet as normal. Ear mites can travel to other parts of the body.

It is most common to have ear mites on the face, paws and tails because of the positions pets sleep in. If you notice intense itching on other parts of the body besides the ears, this may be the case. If you suspect ear mites are on other parts of your pet’s body, you can use our PetsBestRx Pet Wash because it is effective against mange.

If you notice that your pet has a septic smell it is essential to follow up treatment with the Pet Wash. The presence of a septic smell is a sign of an underlying staph infection on the skin. The Pet Wash is effective against the staph infection and is very important to use if there are mites on your pet’s body. Do not use the PetsBestRx Pet Wash in the ears for an ear mite treatment.

We treat ear mites with our PetsBestRx Mitactin Spray and PetsBestRx Healing and Protection Spray. 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. We also offer the PuraCleenRx Disinfectant Spray and the PuraCleenRx Xtreme Cleen for the disinfecting of your environment.

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Your pet’s hygiene plays an important role in its overall health, and bathing is an important part of hygiene. Ear mites lodge in the ears of dogs and cats generally and spread to other body parts like paws, neck and tail in severe cases. You can certainly bath your pet while it has ear mites. Not only you can bathe your pet while it has ear mites, but it becomes rather important in case of ear mite infestation. Most parasites like dirty and foul conditions and these conditions favor its growth. Bathing your pet will keep it clean, as well as prevent spread of ear mites to other parts of the body.

A few precautions must be followed while bathing your pet. Wash the head part first followed by other parts of the body. Try to avoid spread of water, with which ears are washed to other parts of the body as they may contain mites. If you are bathing your pet in a tub try to keep the head outside the tub and wash it separately to avoid spread of the mites. Always bathe infected animals separately from non infected ones.


The time allowed for ear mite treatment depends on the severity of the infestation and the length of time they have had ear mites.

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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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Allstop DE-Stroy Eco Dust is a non-toxic food grade Diatomaceous Earth Powder. It is a safe powder not treated with chemicals.

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Yes some veterinarians do use our ear mite products for treatment. They also recommend our ear mite products to their customer is the regular medicine does not work.

Our product works by cleaning the ear and also prevention and curing ear mites. We provide a standard ear mite regimen that is included with each package. It is important to treat the ears and also treat the environment as well.

We treat ear mites with our PetsBestRx Ear Wash Treatment and PetsBestRx Healing and Protection Spray. When starting your ear mite treatment, it is suggested to use a towel or blanket to wrap your pet in to reduce wiggling.

You can apply the PetsBestRx Healing and Protection 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. Make sure to treat both ears even if they do not have symptoms. You can then use the PetsBestRx Ear Wash Treatment in the same manner. We do also 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. This product can also be used outdoors as well as indoors. If this product becomes wet then it will need to be reapplied for the ear mite powder to still be effective in treatment.

Treating Earmites – 2 Traditional Treatments:

There are basically two lines of treatment for ear mites, the systemic one and the local one. In the systemic line of treatment antiparasitic preparations are given through parental route. While in the local treatment the medicine is applied locally on infected parts. Both types of treatments have its own advantages and drawbacks.

The systemic line of treatment is more effective as it reaches all parts f the body through blood and kills ear mites there. The local treatment only has its effect limited to its area of application. Systemic treatment may produce some untoward side effects at times contrary to local treatment which is always safe.

A combined course of both treatments along with preventive measures for spreading of the infestation is the most successful practice. Any treatment for ear mites should always be accompanied by proper preventive management practices and following strict hygiene measures. An on time treatment plus proper control practices will result in a mite free happy pet.



Some common signs your pet may have ear mites are scratching of the ears, whining, shaking of the head and dark debris in the ear. If left untreated the ear can even have a septic smell or bad odor.

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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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In some cases it has been report that ear mites can infest humans. This depends on the severity of the infestation of ear mites in your pet.

Some symptoms of human ear mites can be intense itching of the ears or the sound of paper crumpling in your ear. There are reports of ear mite infestations in people but it can only occur if your pet has ear mites really bad.  If you are noticing these symptoms it is suggested to see a physician for assistance.

Ear mites however, usually prefer to remain on the host and are very rarely reported on people. We do have products to treat ear mites in pets. We treat ear mites with our PetsBestRx Mitactin Spray and PetsBestRx Healing and Protection Spray.  Our company also offers several options for the treatment of ear mites in your home.

One product is our PuraCleenRx Disinfectant Spray. This is a ready to use hospital grade disinfectant that can be used to clean and sanitize your home when dealing with earmites. 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. This product can be used indoors and outdoors. It can also be sprinkled on your pet’s coat and rubbed in for help with other insect infestations.

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Ear mites are extremely host specific and chances of ear mite infestation except its hosts are very rare. Ear mites usually do not infest species other than cats, dogs, rabbits and hamsters. Humans do not catch ear mites from their pets in routine. In cases of severe infestation ear mites might spread to the surrounding including human body but these mites cannot survive for longer periods outside their hosts. They may cause temporary irritation in your ears or other parts of the body and usually such signs are for very short time. The ear mite cannot proliferate on human body.

If you are sharing a bed with your pet, chances of getting mites on your body will increase. It is advised to contact a doctor if you observe any signs of ear mite infestation on your body. Taking a bath with a disinfectant soap immediately may help in relieving the problem.



Yes, ear mites can be transferred from a dog to a cat or from a cat to a dog, especially if they are sleeping in close quarters. Ear mites can also move to other parts of your pet’s body besides their ears.

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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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