Killing the ear mites. Your dog will need a treatment to kill their ear mites. Your vet will be able to provide you with a safe and licenced product. This is likely to be in spot-on or tablet form. Treatment will often need repeating after a few weeks to make sure all mites are dead.
Treat all other pets. Treat any other cats and dogs that your dog is in regular contact with. Ear mites could be living in their ears or fur.
Ear drops. Your vet may prescribe eardrops to combat any inflammation, pain or infection. Make sure you follow the instructions and complete the course – even if your dog’s ears seem better part way through. Ear cleaning can also be helpful to clear out wax and discharge.
Treat your home. You will need to hot wash all pet bedding and grooming equipment as well as treating your home. Flea spray will kill ear mites in the home.
Never use a household flea spray directly on an animal; it is especially toxic to cats, birds and fish.