Signs and Symptoms of Dog Ear Mites
Ear mites, also known as otodectic mites, are small insects that live in the ears of animals. Otodectes cynotis is usually seen in dogs. These tiny insects feed on epidermal debris and ear wax.
When left untreated, dog ear mites can produce a severe hypersensitivity reaction and cause inflammation. The ear canal can become entirely obstructed. If your furry friend has ear mites, he will rub his ears and scratch excessively.
The most common symptoms include inflammation of the ear, strong odor, black or brown waxy secretion, head shacking, and obstruction of ear canal.