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    • Conquering Ear Mites Naturally

      Ear mites are a common annoyance in pets; Here is a simple home remedy for removing those nasty little pests and keeping your favorite feline happy . . .
      Symptoms of ear mite infestation can be excessive scratching at the ears, shaking of the head, rubbing their ears against objects (such as furniture) in an attempt to alleviate the microscopic creatures living in their ears.
      You can frequently tell their is an ear mite infestation simply by looking into the animals ears. Ear mites cause the ears to appear as though they contain dark brown or even crusty discharge which is frequently foul smelling.

      To Kill the Mite Infestation You'll Need:
      10 Drops Yellow Dock Root Extract
      1 Tbs Water
      Cotton Balls

      Mix the Yellow dock root and water, apply 1/2 tsp per ear, then rub it in, do not let the animal shake it's head while administering (it may take an extra pair of hands for help!)
      Repeat every other day for up to 2 weeks.

      Yellow dock root extract is the most effective treatments, it's frequently used to treat bacterial infections, pain and swelling (inflammation). It can be purchased online or at Natural food stores, usually for around $5 a bottle and is great to keep in your medicine cabinet.

      Alternative Recipe
      1/2 Ounce Almond Oil
      1 400 IU Vitamin E capsule

      Puncture the capsule of vitamin E and mix it with the almond oil. Use Cotton balls soaked in this mixture to clean the cats ears daily for 6 days.


      To Soothe the Ears
      You'll Need:
      Cotton Balls
      Corn Oil (or) Coconut Oil

      Apply several drops of Corn Oil to a cotton ball and gently massage into kitty's ear.

      Your feline friend may protest, if so, you can gently wrap her up in a soft towel. Repeat once daily for 3 days.

      The corn oil will soothe the irritated ears whilst smothering the nasty mites. This also works well with coconut oil, which is quite soothing to the pet.

      Note: Feline ear mites cannot infest human ears.
      Comments 4 Comments
      1. Pandora's Avatar
        Pandora -
        I have heard and used Mineral Oil also works. I have used the cheap brand of baby oil and a Washed out medication syringe, one you used to give animals liquid medicine and use a couple of drops in their ears. Rub it in and it works like a charm.
      1. indigomoss's Avatar
        indigomoss -
        I also do this for my little dog. works great, you should message the out side of the ear on dogs to make sure it gets all the way down,
      1. RachaelRaines's Avatar
        RachaelRaines -
        Could you use Olive Oil in place of Corn Oil? I would think the way it works is by suffocating the mites. I have plenty of Olive oil and use it in my own ears to soften wax for easy cleaning.
      1. janetwellington's Avatar
        janetwellington -
        Quote Originally Posted by RachaelRaines View Post
        Could you use Olive Oil in place of Corn Oil? I would think the way it works is by suffocating the mites. I have plenty of Olive oil and use it in my own ears to soften wax for easy cleaning.
        Here more info: (but, yes, it says olive oil is okay!)

        A Safe and Effective Home Remedy for Eradicating Ear Mites from Your Cat's Ears - Yahoo Voices - voices.yahoo.com

        Glad you asked...I'm going to try it!


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