Ear Mites and dogs
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01/03/2013 09:17 PM
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Ear Mites and dogs are a common parasite/host problem.Quoting: Anonymous Coward 30731636
The mites (tiny, almost microscopic) can be uncomfortable for your dog and lead to scratching around the ears that can cause sores and infection.
Symptoms of Ear Mites:
Constant shaking of the head
Constant scratching around the ears
A black discharge in the ear
If you smell the ear it smells "funky"
Now, your vet will charge you $100.00 for the visit and $50.00 for the medicine which is all well and good if you can afford it.
I had a farm vet (who has been practicing for 40 years) give me the following remedy.
Make an ear wash with 1 cup of boiled water and 1 tablespoon of salt, place in a "squirt" bottle (an old mustard bottle washed thoroughly in hot water and rinsed out with rubbing alcohol works fine) and squirt in the ear and massage the side of the dogs face. Let the dog shake it's head and then use cotton balls (NO CUTIPS) to wipe out the dogs ear(s) - you probably will see all sorts of nasty stuff wiped off.
Now make a solution of liquid vitamin E (available over the counter at drug stores and super markets) 1/2 with 1/2 Olive oil in a dropper bottle and shake well. Place 1/2 dropper in each infected ear (about 1/2 teaspoon) every other day. Repeat the ear wash once a week.
My dog had ear mites BAD (he was a shelter rescue) when I got him, spent money at the vet and for medicine but it never really went away.
I did what that old horse doctor told me and my dog is mite free and probably cost me about 10 bucks !
Just thought I would share
My Mom's dachshund was doing this, shaking her head and all, I'll let her know.
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