Daily Doggie Tip #54

Most dog owners will have come across ear mites at some point in their dog’s life. Your dog starts to shake its head and scratch its ears, and is generally uncomfortable. There is also a very distinctive smell coming from the ear. The best thing you can do is prevent ear mites with drop on products such as Advocate. However, if your dog starts to present with these symptoms, you should always take them to the vet first for accurate diagnosis, and to ensure that there isn’t a deep seated ear infection which needs immediate medical attention. Your vet can also advise on the best way to treat ear mites and how to prevent them:

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/dog-care/ear-mites

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear_mite

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