Ear mites are quite common in pets and more so in cats than dogs.
They are not dangerous for your pets, but can cause irritation and scratching.
Most vets recommend trying natural home remedies to get rid of ear mites, though if after one month they are still there other medical treatments must be applied.
Once you have got rid of the ear mites, your pet must be regularly checked, as they could re-appear if your pet is lower on his natural defences.
This is in fact the more holistic approach, which implies that if your pet has caught ear mites it is because the animal has an imbalance in his overall health.
The ear mites can be treated naturally or chemically but your pet’s general health and balance must also be restored. This can be done with natural remedies to boost its defence system.
Oil remedies are effective natural treatments, adding a few drops of olive or almond oil in the ear will stifle the mites and stop the itchiness in the ear.
You may also try crushing a few cloves of garlic in the oil, leaving the preparation to rest for the night before you use it, this will eliminate all bacteria and possible infections of the ear.
This application must be carried out once a day for a month, making sure you clean out your pet’s ear before each treatment.
You may also use green tea to rinse out the ear, as it is a natural antiseptic. The ear canal must be washed out by filling the canal with a pipette full of green tea infusion, which you have previously prepared and allowed to cool down.
Once the ear has been filled, massage it slightly on the outside, and then let your pet loose to shake its head and discharge the liquid with the dirt the ear has accumulated.