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1- Was she diagnosed by your vet with ear mites?
Friend, it is important that she the ear discharge examined under the microscope to make certain that she does have ear mites. You see, she could also have an infection caused by bacterias or yeast.
As far as other treatments for ear mites, you can use a topical medication applied in between the shoulder blades called Revolution (selamectin). This medication is used to prevent heartworms and fleas. But, it will also eliminate ear mites. Treatment is done once a month in between the shoulder blades.
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Ear mites are so small you can not see without a microscope.
You may request a tranquilizer called Acepromazine from family veterinarian. You give this medication 1-2 hours prior to going to the vet. This will sedate her and make it easy for the vet to examine and not stressful for her.
When vet examines the discharge under the microscope. Yeast, bacterias and mites are too small to be seen without a microscope.