How can I tell if my dog has ear mites? The most common symptoms of ear mite infection include scratching at the ears, shaking the head, and dark discharge or odor from the ears. Small bumps and scratches can develop around the ear, neck, rump, and tail from the scratching and shaking, as well as secondary skin infection.
What kills ear mites instantly in dogs? A single dose of NexGard® or NexGard SPECTRA® is highly effective at treating ear mites in puppies and dogs. If the ear irritation persists, or a secondary ear infection requiring additional treatment is present, it’s best to consult with your vet.
What do dog’s ear mites look like? What do dog ear mites look like? Ear mites in dogs typically look like tiny, moving dots in the ear canal, but are so tiny that you may not be able to spot them at all. It takes a vet with an otoscope or microscope to properly spot an infestation.
How can you tell the difference between ear mites and ear infection in dogs? Ear mites are easily diagnosed by taking an ear swab on the pet and looking at it under the microscope. Ear mites are much more treatable than they used to be, thanks to topical medications like Revolution®. Ear infections can look like ear mites from the outside, but on the inside it is a whole different story.