Ear mite in dogs. Treatment and prevention
If your usually cheerful and cheerful dog began to show anxiety and signs of discomfort, it could be the reason that he had ear mites.
Ear mites in dogs are identified by severalsigns: the dog constantly shakes his head, anxiously barks and runs, scratches his ears, rubs against the corners. If you notice this behavior in your pet - carefully examine his ears.
Ear scabies or otodicosis, and in the people ear mitesin dogs it is a disease that not only annoys a dog with unpleasant sensations, but can also lead to diseases such as perforation of the tympanic membrane, otitis media, arachnoiditis and meningitis, so that the dog can die. Therefore, it is very important to quickly identify the presence of an ear mite and start treatment on time. Usually, the mite is located in the auricle and auditory passage, these are harmful and dangerous parasites that feed on particles of the epidermis, blood and the earworm gray dog, while delivering unpleasant sensations to the animal.
Symptoms of Ear Mites
The first symptoms of the disease include itching,which is strengthened in the absence of treatment. These symptoms are very easy to identify by observing the dog. The dog constantly, rubs its ears on corners and objects, scratches ears and reacts violently to touching or scratching in the ears. Over time, the ears of the pet appear bald spots and purulent wounds, which for a long time heal.
With the development of otodecosis in dogs, purulent discharge begins to appear from the ears, which, when dried, form a brownish coating in the ear canals and shells, which has an unpleasant specific odor.
In general, ear mites in dogs appeardue to infection from other animals that live close by. The probability of infection of puppies from the mother is not ruled out. Most often, mites in dogs are detected at a small and young age, so it is necessary to frequently and carefully examine small pets to avoid disease or complications.
Treatment of Ear Mites
Before proceeding with the treatment of ear scabies,it is necessary to be convinced of correctly put diagnosis. It is best to contact the veterinary clinic for help. Do not engage in self-treatment, tk. wrongly diagnosed can lead to harmful consequences. Regardless of whether or not an ear mite is detected in dogs, treatment should be prescribed only by a veterinarian. Based on the diagnosis, the pet is prescribed the necessary drugs, for example, Aurikan, Odevedin, Mastyet-forte, Otibiovin, etc. Usually, drops are prescribed for the treatment of the ear mite. It is worth remembering that these medicines should be prescribed only by a veterinarian, since they all have different composition and concentration, and, in fact, are poisons, and improperly selected medications can harm the dog. If an ear mite is detected in dogs, treatment should be performed three times, with an interval between treatments of 5-7 days. It is necessary for effective treatment and destruction of all individuals of the parasite.
In no matter what ear is inEar mite in dogs, treatment should be carried out in both ears. It is very important for each ear to use a clean cotton swab, tk. you can transfer the mites to a healthy, uninfected ear. Bury the medicine is necessary in both ears, in spite of the fact that there are only signs of the appearance of ticks in one. Drip in your ears need as much medicine as indicated in the instructions of the chosen remedy. Then, the base of the pet's ears should be massaged so that the medicine is spilled inside. If after some time the ear mite appeared again in dogs - the treatment was ineffective, the ears were not sufficiently treated with the medicine, or your dog's immunity was weakened, which led to favorable conditions for the life of the mites.
At the moment there are a lot ofdrugs that are used to prevent othodecy. You can use special sprays and shampoos, as well as collars. Before using any prophylactic agent, it is advisable to consult with a specialist. the use of certain drugs may cause an allergic reaction in the pet.