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How do I get rid of a dogs ear mites at home? I know there are ways and can't afford a vet.

they produce a dark smelly waste product. but what can I use to kill them? like an alcohol and water solution? but I'm not sure on details like ratios. they are in-ear mites.

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Something i know works and its a cheap trick? Corn oil, soak a cotton ball in it and rub it all over/in your pets ear. This sufficates them...You might have to do it more than once. but it actually works well!

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It makes sense that you can use any oil you have at home, they all do the job of smothering the mites.
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Okay, but ive always used corn oil, therefore thats why i suggested that specific kind. i noticed you suggested mineral oil, not just oil
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thank you is it ok to use mineral oil to kill mites on my dog
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what kind of oil can i use on my small dog to get rid of these ear mites
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So..how does this actually work..do I have to heat it up a little and then place a cotton ball in her ear...
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Not 100% sure with dogs but a friend of mine, told me that if you use a small amount of baby oil in a cats ear and rinse/swish it around then wipe it out some with a cotton ball, that could get rid of them for cats... I never had to do this but it may work. You may want to google it and search dog websites or even just call a vet and ask..

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just be careful with cats because their systems as different than dogs and some meds safe for dogs are NOT safe for cats - we have a cat and a dog and when we have ear problems we've been using Dr Dogs Ear Oil because it's safe for both cats and dogs - gets rid of ear mites and ear infections too and super fast to stop ear aches in dogs ears
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Check out ehow about over the counter meds for ear mites. Very helpful.

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Dr Dogs Ear Oil is an over the counter medication that is not expensive and does the job to get rid of ear mites as well as any ear infection that might be in the dogs ears too.
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There are natural home remedies for treating ear mite in dogs. Go to http://www.earthclinic.com/Pets/ear_mites.html for articles on treatments. If this does not help, you will need to take him to the vet. For help paying the vet bill, see the article at http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/detail/300198.
Good luck! : D

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I think it's lime juice. I'm not 100 % sure. I do know it's something we have at home. Check out Dog Vet to be sure.

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That's a horrible idea i am sorry but NO. the lime juice which is acidic will hurt really bad in your pets ear which is all cut up from ear mites making puncture holes to suck blood from. Please *******DO NOT***** try this one....Oil works very well.
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I successfully got rid of them in my brothers dog by putting a small ant. of hydrogen peroxide in ear and rubbed ear around for a minute and cleaned it out with Q tips. You don't have to worry ab't eardrum cause the Q tip can't get to it. You will see all kinds off black junk come loose, but keep at it till Q tip comes clean. When they took dog to Vet. He said I got them out doing it this way. Good luck.

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Won't it hurt or burn or make her ear all white
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No if anything when it bubbles it tickels. Alcohol wiil most def burn, never use that.
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Hydrogen Peroxide is safe. It's safe in humans and pets. But for pets, be sure to partially dilute the peroxide. Also, never poor peroxide in pets' ears. It is fine with humans, but what's safe for humans isn't always safe for animals. Also, you are never suppose to use Q-tips in an ear of an animal. Their ear canals are much different than ours, plus, their ears are much more sensitive. Your brothers' vet should have told him that the Q-tip part was not a good idea. I was advised by an expert to leave the Q-tip part to the pros; considering they know the inside of an animals ear better than we do.
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Basically you have to smother the ear mites, I've used mineral oil. Using cotton balls start from inside the ear, with a little pressure swipe upwards and out of the ear.
Change the cotton ball with each swipe since you don't want to be putting the gunk back in. The bad smell indicates they've been there awhile. Also, circle inside the ears so you get inside all the folds.
It's been a while since I've done this, I don't remember there being additional steps, but it takes vigilance on your part, keep up a daily routine until the smell is gone and no more yucky stuff comes out on the cotton ball. And that's it. It helps a lot if your dog cooperates. At least there's one thing we can do without a vet!
PS. I've been assuming. you have a big dog, guess that's because back then all my dogs were big. if yours is little, use a cotton swab instead.

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i have a smalll dog to what type of oil should i use on him to get rid of these ear mites
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i just found out that corn oil is the best solution thank for helping me get rid of these mites on my dog
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Baby oil works too !
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Really any oil you have at home will work. I use mineral and baby oil so my dogs don't smell like a salad!
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i use mineral oil on his ears and he is a little dog i have to talk to him that is the only way he will let me wipe out his ears

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what really work on dogs small ones to really get rid of mits
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I just went to a vet who said dogs DONT get ear mites!!! I took my rescue dog to her for a vet check from the shelter. I know he had mites as he was itching his ears and a blackish/red wax in his ears.
Anyone ever have a vet say dogs dont get mites ??? Vets for less by the way.
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Getting rid of ear mites can be done without chemicals. We use Dr Dogs Ear Oil which is all natural. You have to treat the ears for a few days then wait a couple of weeks and treat again which will get rid of the new hatchlings. Also, you have to be sure to treat any other animals in the home as mites like to go from one host to the next so ALL the pets have to have treatments at the same time. The Dr Dogs Ear Oil is for all pets too so you don't have to have separate meds for cats and dogs. It was from drdogs247.com

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I have tried wesson oil and hydrogen peroxide mix together, for several days, still no luck! My baby is only 6 weeks old, I just got him, Ive never seen a baby this young with ear mites. Please help. I have a 3 yrs old Schnauzer too, and she's never had them.








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