Are ear mites visible?

Ear mites are not visible with the naked eye. They are considered a microscopic mite that effects the ears of animals. Some signs your pet may have ear mites are scratching of the ears, whining, shaking of the head and dark debris in the ear.

Also if your pet does have an ear infection caused by ear mites there will be a septic smell present in the ear. We treat ear mites with our PetsBestRx Mitactin Spray and PetsBestRx Healing and Protection Spray.

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.

You can apply the PetsBestRx Healing and Protection Spray or 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 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. These products only need to be lightly sprayed on the ear to be effective.  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 .

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Ear mites cannot be seen with the naked eye usually. These are very small in size and can be diagnosed only by its signs and symptoms that you may observe in your pet. However the ear mites produce a brownish powdery material in the ear that you can observe. At times this brownish dark discharge may be accompanied by presence of small white mites clumped together.

As these mites also cause inflammation and rupture of blood vessels in the ear so the exudates may contain small proportions of blood also. Dermatological tests and scraps from infected parts can be analyzed in lab for the confirmation of ear mite presence. So far the only land mark for detection of ear mites are its characteristic signs and symptoms that include shaking of the head, irritation and inflammation of the ear and the specific powdery discharge produced inside the ear.

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