What is an ear mite? There are several types of mites that can live in the ears of dogs, but the most common are otodectes cynotis or Otodectic Mite, a small, eighth-legged parasite that eats wax and oil inside the dog’s ear canal (often called ear aphids, and the mites are of a different kind). A mite has a life cycle of 3 weeks, and can be seen with the visible. These mites can cause irritation and inflammation, can infect the outer and inner ear canal, and can also cause more serious skin infections or ear infections if left untreated. When an infection usually produces distinctive black impurities, and in some cases, the ear canal becomes completely blocked by black impurities similar to this coffee powder.
How can dogs be exposed to ear mites?
Ear mites are sometimes confused with mites that cause Sarcoptic Mange. Both are completely different illnesses. Ear mites are highly contagious and most abundant in wild cats, which can spread to your dog. These mites are most often transmitted from pets to other pets in casual contact at home or outside. Humans are generally immune to ear mites.
Talking about training, it’s an endless fight. If you are lucky, you may get a talented dog that easily absorbs the lesson house training you give every day. Not to mention adding dream movement like sitting, rolling, or gesture pleading that adorable. They become a part of the family. If you live with other people, or even with small children, make sure your dog’s condition is stable to be in the crowd.