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Yes, ear mites can be transferred from a cat to a dog or from a dog to a cat, especially if they are sleeping in the same areas of your home. When dealing with an ear mite infestation it is suggested to quarantine your pet.
Ear mites can be transferred to objects in your environment that the infected pet comes in contact with. When treating for ear mites, it is also important to treat your environment because this condition is highly contagious. For treating your home we offer the PuraCleenRx Disinfectant Spray which can be sprayed on furniture, carpeting, bedding and hard surfaces as well.
We also offer the All Stop DE-Stroy Pest Control Eco Dust which is a very fine food grade diatomaceous earth. This product is known to cut the exoskeleton of the mites which causes them to dehydrate and die.
We treat ear mites on the ear with our PetsBestRx Mitactin Spray and PetsBestRx Healing and Protection Spray. These products should be alternated daily using one in the morning and one at night. They only need to be lightly used, with these products less is better.
More Information on “can my cat give my dog ear mites”
Ear mite infestation is highly contagious and fast spreading. Cats and dogs are the chief species affected from ear mite. The specie of mites which cause infestation is the same for dogs and cats. The disease usually spreads through close and direct contact. Cats can acquire ear mites form dogs by close contact. If cats and dogs are confined in the same place chances of infestation will increase. The infected dog may shed mites in to the surroundings and cats can catch ear mites from its environment also.
The best solution to prevent such infestation is isolation of the infected animal. Keep your infected pet away from healthy ones and avoid their contact with each other. Infected pets should be kept in isolation till complete recovery. If isolation and quarantine is not feasible, try to minimize contact between the infected and healthy animals. Applying ear mites control products to household products such as carpets and furniture may also help in preventing spread of the mites.
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.
You can use our ear mite treatment products on other animals besides cats and dogs. Ear mites are most common in cats and dogs, but can be found in other species of animals.
These products can be used on delicate animals like cats and rabbits. It can also be used on larger breeds like horses and cattle. These products should not be used on pet insects. They are made to break down the exoskeleton of insects so this would cause even larger insects to die.
However, on mammals these products are a safe and nontoxic ear mite treatment solution. The ear mite treatment is proven 98.5% successful through trials and case studies. 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. At this time one of our representatives will discuss your treatment and offer an alternate regimen to follow for ear mites. Not all pets are the same and some we know require special care.
When starting your ear mite treatment, it is suggested to use a towel or blanket to wrap your pet in to reduce wiggling. We treat ear mites with our PetsBestRx Mitactin Spray and PetsBestRx Healing and Protection Spray. You can apply the PetsBestRx Healing and Protection Spray or 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.
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There are several ear mite products on the market; however there are only a few that have be studied and tested to work. We suggest you use something that is natural and non toxic. You have choices and we have described them below. We suggest you always take the natural route when getting rid of ear mites, but beware, not all of them work.
It is not necessary to bring your pet to a vet when you want to buy ear mite products. The article below should help you make your decision as to how to treat your pet for ear mites before you buy.
Common types of products used for ear mites
Ear mites, an annoying external parasite of pets cause infection of the ear canal and ear drum. Ear mites are not confined to ears as the name suggest, it spread to other body parts. The ear mites are treated by flushing the ear debris and mites using insecticide as in fleas. It may be less stressful to eliminate ear mites with natural treatments like:
- Antiseptic tea rinse: Green tea is a natural antiseptic. It can be used to flush out all the ear debris from the ear canal.
- Oil treatments: oil soothes the ear and suffocates all the mites as well.
- Non Toxic products: such as Mitactin for ear mites
Veterinarians prescribe topical antibiotics for pets to treat minor cut, scratches due to mild allergies and inflammation that comes in a variety of forms including sprays, ointments, lotions etc. Common typical antibiotics are:
- Panalog cream is topical antibiotics to treat ear and skin infections.
- Ointments such as bacitracin, neomycin, polymyxin B and mycitracin are safe but your dog’s wound should be monitored daily for swelling and redness.
Yes, ear mites do lay eggs. They do have to mate in order to lay eggs and reproduce. They usually lay the ear mites eggs in the ear canal or in the surrounding area or fur.
We have a pet ear mite regimen that is very simple and easy to use. It is highly successful and our customers have given testimonies that are posted on our website. The ear mite treatment is proven 98.5% successful through trials and case studies.
The ear mite products are also safe and completely non-toxic. To start the ear mite treatment, it is important to clean your pet’s ears. It is suggested to start by wrapping your pet in a big towel or blanket. This will help to stop your pet from wiggling as you are trying to apply products to its ears.
You first use the PetsBestRx Healing and Protection Spray in the ear. This will help to clean the ear taking out the eggs, feces and debris left behind by the ear mites. This product will also help to heal any infection in the ear that may be present. 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 then 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.
Now you can use the PetsBestRx Mitactin Spray on the ears. This product is made to kill the ear mites and their eggs. The surfactants in the PetsBestRx Mitactin Spray work to break down the exoskeletons of the mites and also to dehydrate the eggs causing them to dehydrate and die. 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.
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.
More information on Ear Mite eggs:
Yes, ear mites, like other types of mites lay eggs. The life cycle of ear mites is about 3-4 weeks. The first stage of life cycle is the egg. Ear mites lay eggs inside the ear variable in number. After the egg hatches larvae comes out which changes into nymph.The nymph has two stages the protonymph and deutonymph. From the deutonymph adult mites arise. Ear mites breed before they are sexually differentiated, in their nymph stage. After breeding if an ear mite develops into a female it will become gravid and lay fertile eggs. In case a male develops it will start breeding other nymphs and the cycle repeats in this way.
Some ear mites treatment products are only suitable for the adult and nymph stages and do not necessarily destroy the eggs. In such cases usually a second application of treatment is advised after 3 weeks to kill the next adult or nymph generation.
Are your dogs and cats shaking their heads and ears? Are they scratching at their ears and rubbing their face? Do they have sores behind the ears from scratching themselves?