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Holistic Pet Tip for Ear Mites

This is some great information for your pets.  I have had great success with using geranium on the ears for ear mites.

I have had many people contact regarding their pet suffering from ear mites due to the excessive heat and moisture we are experiencing this summer.  Below is some information that has helped me as well as many pet clients.

If your pet is suffering from ear problems I suggest you contact your veterinarian for a check-up to make a diagnosis so that you may be better informed on what your pet’s condition is.  Leave the drugs behind and make a healthy choice for you pet!

 I can recommend Holistic Vets that can assist you in this area if you need a referral. 

I hope the information proves useful to you as well.  If you don’t have a pet, please pass it on to someone who may benefit from this tip.

 Stay Cool and have an exceptional SUMMER! 

Holistic Pet Tip for Ear Mites

 

We're willing to almost anything for them - especially when it comes to health care. Here are some tips on using Young Living Essential Oils and essential oil based products to help treat and prevent ear infections as well as ear mites without the side effects of commercial synthetic pesticides or prescription drugs that may harm you or your pet.

The recipes and techniques below are only recommended for use with medical grade essential oils.  Young living oils are the only oils I feel comfortable recommending for use in people, pets and children. Use of other brands of oils may prove dangerous to your pet’s health.

What is Ear Mites?

Ear mites are very common crab-like parasites that infest both dogs and cats. These tiny mites usually live on the surface of the skin of the ear canals, head, neck and even the bodies of pets. They feed on the tissue debris and secretions caused by mite waste products and resemble coffee grounds. The mites cause your pet to itch profusely, so if you see him shaking his head or scratching his ears, he may be infested with ear mites.

They are extremely contagious and frequently spread to other pets within the household. Ear mites are also often one of the primary causes of ear infections and inflammation. If left untreated, ear mites may result in serious complications such as a middle ear disorder for your dog or cat. They can affect pets of any age, but are most common in young pets.

What Causes Ear Mites?

Ear mites are caused by a tiny mite called Otodectes cynotis that lives on the surface of the skin on the ear canal and on the debris of tissue and secretions from the ear canal. As these ear mites feed off and move about the ear canal, severe irritation and inflammation is caused.

It can also affect the other areas of the body including the tail, neck and back. They are highly contagious and can easily spread to other pets within the household – mother animals often transmit ear mites to their young. They seldom infest humans.

 

Natural remedies

Natural and holistic treatments have proven to be highly effective in cleaning the ears and getting rid of ear mites.  The following information will help soothe and condition ear passages to prevent itchy ears and maintain and support ear health.

Treating your pet’s case of ear mites is a three-step process:

First Step

Purification and Peppermint Oils for Ear Mites

If ear mites are an issue try 2 drops YL Purification essential oil and 1 drop YL Peppermint essential oil mixed with one teaspoon V-6 Massage Oil.  This will help support healthy skin and discourages pests.

Dip a cotton swab into the mixture and rub just inside the ear to eliminate ear mites in cats and dogs.

If ear is inflamed you can also add 1-2 drops Lavender essential oil.

 Note: Do NOT go deep into the ear canal and do not pour mixture into ear canal!!!

Apply 2-3 times a day until mite problem is resolved.

Be patient and thorough. Treatments can take up to four weeks because you have to eliminate any eggs that might hatch.

 

Second Step:

Build up your pet’s immune system with good nutrition.  Depending on size of your pet add Red Ningxia Juice 1-2 times a day.

Regular use of Young Living’s Red NingXia Juice, MultiGreens and NSP Alfalfa will help to ensure healthy liver and strong immune system function for both dogs and cats, protecting against parasites and a host of other diseases. Dosage to be determined.

 

 

 

Third Step:

Finally, you have to keep your pet from being re-infested with ear mites. A single ear mite can hide out deep in your pet’s fur -- only to crawl back in after all the excitement of treatment is over. Microscopic mite eggs can hatch days after a treatment, so it could take a few weeks before you can safely assume your pet and home are mite-free.

Suggestions:

Add Palo Santo to Animal Scent Pet Shampoo

It is not uncommon to see ear mites travel to other parts of your pet, including the head, outside of the ears, and the tip of the tail, as mites often reach the end of tails when they curl close to the head.

When bathing your pet add several drops of Pals Santo Essential Oil to Young Living's Animal Scent Shampoo. Lather up pet for 10-20 minutes as this provides adequate time to kill any fleas and tick as well.  If you are bathing a small dog wrap in towel and then rinse off. Your pet will smells amazingly nice and keeps the bugs off at the same time.

Pet Spray:

Add 4 drops YL Purification essential oil 4 drops Lavender essential oil and 1 drop YL Peppermint essential oil mixed into a 2 oz spray bottle with distilled water.  Mist pet’s bedding and tail area to prevent mites from re-infecting your pet.

 

  Don't expect the same results unless you are using Young Living Therapeutic Grade essential oils and supplements.  Also each person is different so they may not work as well for you as it does for others so try another oil or supplement that would work better for you.

 Essential oil testimonials are an effective way of learning and sharing. With this knowledge, we can take control of our own personal health. However, we are required by law to state:

"These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease." 

Information provided here is in no way intended to replace proper medical help.  Consult with the health authorities of your choice.

 

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