Ear Mites

What harm can come from ear mite infections?

If ear mites are left untreated in the ear, it can cause trauma to the ear drum and eventually cause hearing loss. 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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What causes ear mites?

Ear mites are a small parasitic mite and effects animals. Ear mites are caused by a male mite and a female mite mating. The female lays eggs in the ear and around the ear canal.

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Do pets always itch with ear mites?

Your pet does not have to itch if they have ear mites. In early infestations of ear mites the pet may not suffer from scratching.So they may not show physical symptoms of ear mites other than the dark brown residue in the ear. This commonly looks like coffee grounds. If the infestation is recognized early…

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Can we catch scabies from my pet’s ear mites?

No, you cannot catch scabies if your pet has ear mites. Scabies mites and ear mites in animals are two totally different organisms. Scabies are a human mite that will not transfer to pets. Ear mites are a pet mite that normally will not affect humans except for very severe cases. Q-Based Healthcare does offer…

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