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My dog has ear mites but she won't allow us to clean them or

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My dog has ear mites but she won't allow us to clean them or apply drops. Is there any oral medication I can get for her to eat with her food to kill/ clear up ear problem. Maybe antibiotics.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
Dr. Peter :

Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.

Dr. Peter :

1- Was she diagnosed by your vet with ear mites?

JACUSTOMER-fe2pyv1b- : No,
Dr. Peter :

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.

Dr. Peter :

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.

Dr. Peter :

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JACUSTOMER-fe2pyv1b- : Unfortunately she is not very good with petiole she doesn't know. We have to have her put to sleep just have her nails cut at the vets. She won't allow us to look in ears so she certainly won't allow a vet. We can see that there is black boys in her ears which I think suggest ear mites.
Dr. Peter :

Ear mites are so small you can not see without a microscope.

Dr. Peter :

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.

JACUSTOMER-fe2pyv1b- : How would I know if she has a yeast infection
Dr. Peter :

When vet examines the discharge under the microscope. Yeast, bacterias and mites are too small to be seen without a microscope.