Dog Ear Mites: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments Read

Dog ear mites are small parasites, most commonly of a species called Otodectes cynotis, that feed on the wax, oils, and debris in dogs’ ears. They can cause inflammation and itchiness, which may result in self-inflicted injury and secondary infection as dogs scratch at themselves. Ear mites sometimes spread outside the ear to the skin, especially the paws, head, neck, or tail where they can cause further infections. While Otodectes cynotis is a fairly mild parasite infestation, it can lead to complications when dogs have immune hypersensitivity or allergies to mites. Ear mites are also highly contagious in dogs and easily spread during social situations between canines. If you see the signs of ear mites in your dog, consult your veterinarian for a proper diagnosis and treatment. Here’s what you should know about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for dog ear mites.

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