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Old 06-30-2006, 07:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi my vet is gone for the 4th my Kojack had ear mites he is 6 months old I need help!! I read about vinger and alchol how would I clean the ears with this? pease help
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Old 06-30-2006, 07:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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either take him to a different vet or use a commercial cleaner and follow the directions. If you have other pets be sure to check them because they may get them too.
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In all my years of owning dogs never ever had one with mites, many ear infections but none caused by mites. The most common cause of ear infections are eatier bacteria or fungus/yeast not mites. Cleaners like alchol, vingar et. al. are used to prevent an infection not cure one. The best way to cure an ifection is a vet vist where he will take a culture and find the cause of the infection, then the proper medication can be provided for a cure.
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Old 07-01-2006, 12:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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In almost 40 years of owning bassets I also haven't seen ear mites in any of my dogs. Likely your dog has an ear infection and needs to see your veterinarian. While you're there have your vet show you how to clean the years because bassets require regular ear cleaning(I do it weekly)to pevent infections. Also you really should clean the ears before application of any ear drops or ointment.

It's not impossible for your dogs to have ear mites but only your vet can really make a diagnosis.

Mike Richards DVM writes:
Many veterinary clients treat their dog's ears with over the counter products for ear mites based on the presence of ear inflammation or exudate in the ears, doing this for weeks or months prior to giving up and having their dog's ears examined. There are a number of causes of ear infection in dogs and it is best to have your vet examine your dog's ears to determine if the cause of ear rritation is ear mites or another infection. Doing this can save your dog from weeks of pain or discomfort.
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Old 07-01-2006, 02:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have seen mites --- Biscuit got them when I first moved back to Oklahoma and Lady had a horrible case of them when I first adopted her.

Frontline whaps them in no time.

Biscuit got them because he'd never had tick treatment because he came from a high altitude (8000' +) where there simply were no ticks, and Lady had them because her previous owners had simply never treated her for anything, including ticks.

If you're using Frontline, IOW, they aren't mites.

And they very well might not be anyway. Using vinegar or alcohol or anything right now is pretty useless, and might even complicate things if there's an infection.

So Kojak needs to see the vet as quickly as possible. Bear in mind, ear problems can become quite serious so you really need vet attention for it. Good luck!
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