Since the weather is quite cool this past weeks, a dog’s body is a great place to snuggle. I like warming my hands and feet under Chester’s belly, armpits (yup!) and even under his ear. So warm and heavenly! Unfortunately mites and ticks also have the same clever idea. Thankfully this time, Chester is free of ticks but both his ears are under ear mites attack. Grrrr!
Although they are ear mites, I don’t see any creepy crawlies in his ears. According to my dog Bible, ear mites are white in color, the size of pin head and they will move vigorously when you shine a light upon them. During this time, Chester love shaking and scratching his ears. The ears will also have frequent dark brown color discharge. Yucky!
That’s his ear cleaner on the left and ear medication on the right and middle.
Cotton with brown color ear discharge (foreground). This is considered not bad. During serious infestation, there will be a lot more brown discharge.