How does my dog get ear mites?

In cases when you notice your dog has been exclusively itching and scratching at his ears, a consultation with your local veterinarian might be coming up around the corner to determine if the poor pup has ear mites.

In cases when you notice your dog has been exclusively itching and scratching at his ears, a consultation with your local veterinarian might be coming up around the corner to determine if the poor pup has ear mites.

Ear mites are measly eight-legged insects that, according to Pets and Parasites, feed on the wax and oils of your pooch's ear canals. These tiny critters leave their mark on your furry friend by causing inflamed, red ears in which they live and produce dark brown, dirt-like earwax.

These pests are most common when your pet is just an innocent puppy. As your canine companion plays around the home and yard with his buddies, these ear mites will jump from pooch to pup therefore infecting the entire kennel club.

If your dog or any of his friends get infected with ear mites, use Hartz® UltraGuard® Ear Mite Treatment for Dogs to kill these bugs on contact. Using this ear mite treatment with aloe properties will soothe your puppy's ears so they can get back to normal health in no time.


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