Worm Advice

Earmites

What do they look like and where do they live?

  • Ear mites are eight-legged parasites which can infect cats and dogs
  • They do not burrow into skin, but live on the surface of the skin in the outer ear canal

How can my pet contract Ear Mites?

  • The mites are highly contagious and can pass easily from one infected pet to another with direct contact
  • Constant re-infestation can be a problem

How will this parasite affect my pet?

  • Cats may carry ear mites without showing signs, but signs can flare up
  • Young animals are most susceptible to infestation but all ages can be affected

Can this parasite affect my health?

  • It is an extremely rare occurrence for this parasite to affect humans