Question of the Week: Ear mites or not ear mites?
When your pet is scratching their ears or shaking their head, it’s common for many pet owners to believe ear mites have taken refuge in their pets’ ears. However, while ear mites are common in some pets, most cases have proven to be bacteria or yeast infections. Ear mites are most commonly found in kittens, and less often in adults. These eight-legged parasites feed on the wax and oils in a kitten’s ear canal, and have a three-week life cycle. If left untreated, ear mites can cause an infection that produces a dark, coffee ground-like discharge. Ear mites are most often passed from pet toRead More →