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Ear Mites in Dogs

Have you seen your dog is excessively scratching at his ears or constantly shaking his head? There are various possibilities of what could be going on with your dog. Your vet can help narrow it down. For instance, your dog may have an ear infection or he may have ear mites. The most common mites found in dogs are Otodectes cynotis, which are also known as ear mites. Symptoms include shaking the head and scratching at the ears excessively. Dogs may scratch so hard that they pull hair out of their ears. In addition, they may shake their heads so much that a hematoma of the ear or broken blood vessel may occur. It is important to note these signs and seek vet treatment right away to prevent further scratching and damage to the ear canal or ear drums. Call your veterinarians Lewisville, TX to schedule an exam for your dog

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