i m brand new to Terrific pets .. I am having an issue I have 3 cats and 1 dog and I think they may have ear mites I just went and bought the mineral oil and was actually looking for tips how to get it in their ears and if I should warm it? I also got a cleaner for after the mineral oil to kill the left over earmites... Any suggestions how to get the mineral oil in their ears? and if I should warm it a bit?
Mineral oil is not terribly effective, especially if you have an infestation of multiple pets. The safest most effective treatment would be to take them all to your vet and have them do a presciption treatment. Untreated mites can lead to a bad infection and deformity of the inner ear which is very painful & requires a very expensive surgery. I spent $2000 curing my Kira because I didn't know she brought them from her breeder. I was unaware she had earmites until until all 4 cats had them. They kept passing them to each other until I took control & took them all to the vet at once. My vet used Milbemite and that worked very well. There is also a prescription flea medicine called Revolution that kills ear mites as well. If you did not want to physically take all the cats in, you could ask your vet to prescribe that and it is applied to the back of the neck like other flea treatments but kills a variety of parasites.
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