Some good ear-mite treatments for cats include those prescribed by a veterinarian, such as Nolvamite, Mitaclear, Tresaderm, Ivermectin, Selamectin and lime-sulfur dips. Some other good ear-mite treatments include home remedies that are not prescribed by a veterinarian.Continue Reading
The instructions that detail the dosage and frequency of use for medications must be followed carefully, and the entire course of treatment must be completed for any ear-mite treatment that is prescribed by a veterinarian. If the medication is not used as prescribed, the cat may become infected again. The medications that are prescribed are typically given as an injection underneath the skin, which is performed by the veterinarian, or as topical drops that are placed inside the ears for a specific period of time.
When using a home remedy, the cat's ears must be thoroughly cleaned to remove as many of the ear mites from the ear canal as possible. This allows the medication to reach deeper inside the ear so that it is more effective. Owners can clean the ears with an over-the-counter ear-cleaning solution, olive oil or almond oil by placing the cleaner inside of the ear and massaging the ear gently. They should then wipe away any excess oil or solution with a cotton ball. After cleaning the ear, a follow up with an ear miticide that contains the insecticide pyrethrins helps eliminate and prevent future mites.Learn more about Veterinary Health
An owners should take his dog to a veterinarian for ear infection treatment, though he can clean external parts at home with veterinarian-approved cleaners, notes WebMD. An owner may also treat less serious yeast infections in the dog's ears with white vinegar and warm water, according to The Huffington Post.Full Answer >
Ear mites in dogs are typically treated with parasitic medications prescribed by a veterinarian. These medications will either be applied directly in the dog's ear or straight onto the skin. In many cases, the dog will also be prescribed anti-inflammatory or antibiotic drugs to use in conjunction with the parasitic medications. A thorough ear cleansing preformed by a veterinarian may also be part of routine ear mite treatment.Full Answer >
Natural remedies for ear mites in dogs and cats include yellow dock root extract and water to kill the mites, and using vegetable or olive oil to soothe the ear, according to Earth Clinic. A combination of almond oil and vitamin E is also used to treat ear mites.Full Answer >
The most effective way to treat ear mites in cats is to apply medication prescribed by a veterinarian directly into the cat's ears, according to the ASPCA. Veterinarians can prescribe a variety of medications that work effectively at combating the mite problem, including parasite medications. If the cat's ears are infected, a veterinarian will clean out the ears and may prescribe an anti-inflammatory medication or an antibiotic to treat the infection.Full Answer >