Question by  bragadha (13)

Can my indoor dog get ear mites?

My dog is never outside but I think he may have ear mites.


Answer by  worker16 (16)

yes, it can get ear mites if some other dog or animal, or even a person has brought the mites in on their fur, hair, or clothing.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

Yes, he can get mites. Mites do not jump but they crawl. If he was outside even for a few seconds to do his business he could have had one crawl on him. You could have also tracked them in from outside. Other dogs could have given it to him.


Answer by  MsLizziebug (833)

Yes, any dog can get ear mites. Ear mites leave a dark, dry, crumbly residue and is often mistaken for a bacterial yeast infection which looks similar.


Answer by  fazt (147)

Ear mites are highly contagious. Your dog could get them by playing with another animal that has them, or simply from being pet by another person who has pet an animal with ear mites. They are so small that they can't be seen easily by the human eye. With medications available from your vet, the cure only takes a week.


Answer by  cattybratty (181)

Any dog can get ear mites, even an indoor dog. The mites can be brought into the house by people or other pets. If he went to the vet lately and another animal had the mites, he could have picked them up there as well. Mites don't need very much space to be able to get into the house.


Answer by  spragoo (1500)

Yes your dog can get ear mites whether inside or outside. The chance of an indoor dog getting them is much slimmer. Any kind of bug or pest can get inside a house. You may want to have a pest control person come out and take care of any pest concerns you may have for the health of your dog.

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