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 enough the condition may have not progressed to a more severe case and can possibly not cause the itching symptom yet.

Ear mites do not have to lay eggs in the ear they can also lay eggs on the outside of the ear on the flap or the backside of the ear. The ear mites then feed and because the ear is a moist place bacteria will then set in and cause the painful swelling and redness to the ear. Common signs of ear mites are frequent scratching, profuse shaking of the head, scratching of the head and ears with gently rubbing, reddish brown or black debris accumulating in the ear, excessive ear wax build up, and sometimes bad odors.

We treat ear mites with our PetsBestRx Mitactin Spray and PetsBestRx Healing and Protection Spray. 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. We also offer products to treat your home for ear mites. The DE-Story Eco Dust is a mite powder that can work indoors and outdoors. It is also completely safe and nontoxic food grade diatomaceous earth.

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Although Itching is a very prominent sign of mites infestation, but it cannot be declared as a landmark for ear mites infestation. In early stages of ear mite infestation itching might not be that clear. Also in case of low mite load itching might not be considerable.

Itching of ears can also be associated with other problems of the ears such as fungal infections, otitis and allergies. In case of ear mites infestation the signs may include redness and inflammation of the ear, itching, shaking of the head and presence of powdery material in the ears. In case of any such signs the pet should be examined for presence of mites and treated immediately. Itching is present in most cases of ear mite’s infestation and secondary problems may also develop due to the repetitive scratching of ears by the pet. If mites are present on others parts of the body, itching may be present at those parts as well and the pet will scratch itself. If you observe any mites related signs in your pet you should consult a veterinarian immediately to confirm the problem. You should not rely on your own diagnosis always.

 


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 a variety of products to assist in the treatment of ear mites on your pet. We treat ear mites with our PetsBestRx Ear Wash Treatment Spray and PetsBestRx Healing and Protection Spray.

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. This product will also help with itching.

The PetsBestRx Ear Wash Treatment Spray is used to kill the ear mites in the ear and dehydrate the ear mite eggs. To treat your home we offer two disinfectants to treat for ear mites. These are our PuraCleenRx Disinfectant Spray and the Xtreme Cleen. We also have our All Stop DE-Stroy Pest Control Eco Dust which is a food grade diatomaceous earth. This product can be used indoors and outdoors for the treatment of insects.

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.

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The specie of mites that cause scabies is completely different from ear mites.  Neither can scabies transfer from humans to pets nor can humans acquire ear mites from pets. Both types of mites are host specific and do not live outside it’s host. The mites that cause scabies are the burrowing mites’ type and effects the skin causing rashes and irritation. While the ear mites are present in ears of dogs and cats most of the time and are of the non burrowing type.

There are absolutely no chances that you will acquire scabies from your pet that is infected with ear mites. Ear mites and scabies have completely different signs and symptoms as well as treatment. However scabies, like ear mites, are also highly contagious and can spread among human through direct contact. Sometimes it may spread in the whole family due to its contagious nature but chances of acquiring them from your pet are zero.