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|05-12-2008, 05:36 PM||#1|
I ♥ Franklin & Maggie
Join Date: Dec 2007
Question about ear mites
We took Maggie to the vet today and found out she has a really bad case of ear mites.The vet cleaned them out and sent us home with some Mita-Clear.
I have a question though -- the vet said ear mites were contagious and there was a possibility of him having them if they slept/cuddled together or he licked her ear. Well we all know that they have not been sleeping/cuddling together but he has been sniffing around her ears and they've also layed on the same bedding. I'd wash all of his bedding but I JUST washed it yesterday when I went home and I don't have access to washer/dryer. I can go to a coin laundromat if we think it's really necessary but I would just rather not. Would it be a bad idea to go ahead and treat HIM with the Mita-Clear too, just in case?
Diana , Mommy to Franklin, Maggie, Oliver, and Millie - RIP Piper
|05-12-2008, 05:40 PM||#2|
Join Date: Apr 2008
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Ear mites are extremely contagious. They can be passed from the mother animal to her offspring. Additionally, the mites are easily spread to other pets within the household including cats, dogs, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, mice, ferrets, etc. Humans are not affected.
Ear mites are very common, but still serious. Left untreated, they severely damage the ear canals and eardrum and can cause permanent hearing loss.
If mites spread out of the ears to other areas of the body, the animal may or may not scratch the area.
Because mites are very easily transferred between pets, it is best if all pets in the household receive simultaneous treatment. Most types of mites do not survive long off the pets, so the treatment of the house and yard is usually not necessary.
|05-14-2008, 11:50 AM||#3|
Join Date: Mar 2008
how do you know if the earmites have spread to other than the ears? I didn't know the ear mites could live outside the ear.
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