Ear Mite Remedies - Ted's Q&A

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Pregnant Dog

on 06/21/2007

Hi Ted, My dog has ear mites. Your remedy for mange helped me so much that I though I'd write and ask your advice. She is a 2 year old pit bull and she's pregnant. I've been giving her vitamin e and vitamin c everyday. And, I've been cleaning her ears with warm water and peppermint soap every other day for the past 2 weeks, then I dry them and put olive oil mixed with garlic in each ear. I cannot tell if it's getting better. She still has the brown greasy discharge from both ears and now she has little red soars all over her face and in one part of her coat she had a brown spec of hair and when I cleaned it all of the hair disappeared making me think she has mange again. I can't take this, what do I do? I have another dog that NEVER gets sick. I don't want him to, but my female seems to catch everything.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Dear Dominique: Use the same mange formula, borax+hydrogen peroxide applied to the ears several times. I would add 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda to the drinking water plus 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt per liter of drinking water. The water will loosen some stools reducing the pus, but the borax+peroxide will kill most of the mites to the ear. No rinsing should be done.