What are some home remedies for ear mites?

There are a few home remedies for ear mites that have been used for many years, if you don’t have the means to take your pet to the vet.

Most of the time, you would be looking for the signs and symptoms of ear mites to determine if a home remedy or treatment is needed. Some signs your pet may have ear mites are scratching of the ears, whining, shaking of the head and dark debris in the ear. This dark debris looks like black specs of dried blood.

What happens is the ear mite gets into the ear canal and if left untreated it does tend to move towards the inner ear canal. This can cause your pet to be off balance and can also be very painful. The pain comes from inflammation in the ear due to a bacterial infection. There are several home remedies for ear mites.

One of these is to use an ear dropper or syringe without a needle and injecting olive oil and vegetable oil into the inner ear canal. While keeping your pets head still, massage the ear thoroughly to loosen any dirt that may be impacted by the mite and gentle squeeze it out.

Another natural treatment is sulfur that is used in the ear. Another home remedy our customers suggest is food grade diatomaceous earth sprinkled into the ear. When the mite comes in contact with the mite it cuts the exoskeleton causing it to dehydrate and die. What is so great about diatomaceous earth is it also will break the membrane of the egg of the ear mite.

Another home remedy is to mix nine drop of yellow dock root extract and one tablespoon of water. Use an eye dropper and insert it into the ear and massage. You want to do this treatment once every three days for a period of six weeks. You can also mix half an ounce almond oil with 400IUs of vitamin E. Warm this up to body temperature and apply half an ear dropper into each affected ear. Massage mixture into the ear and remove the excess with a cotton ball. This treatment should be done for six days leaving it for three days before repeating.