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Ear Mites in Ferrets

Treatment

 

Medications used to control ear mites typically include topical products that can be diluted and applied directly. Because the medicine has no effect on the mite eggs, the treatment routine will be repeated every one to two weeks, allowing the mite eggs to reach maturation (which takes approximately three weeks). The tip of the ferret's tail should also be treated because ferrets sleeps with their tail near their ears.

 

Living and Management

 

Most ferrets recover quickly from the infection. However, if there are other dogs, cats or ferrets in the house, they, too, must be treated for ear mites, as the mites can be very contagious.

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