Some ticks will attach to the ears of a dog, at the base of the ear, near the top of the ear and this is known as an “ear tick”.
Ear mites, or ear ticks, in dogs can be treated effectively with medication, so it is imperative that you take your dog to the vet if you have any concerns.
If you are unsure whether or not your dog has an ear tick on it, gently pull on your dog’s ear and see if you can feel anything. If you feel something strange in there , it’s probably an ear tick.
How do you get a tick off a dog’s ear?
Ear mites are passed from dog to dog by rubbing their snout against another’s. It is important to remove ticks right, in order to keep your dog safe and cause it no harm:
Take a q-tip or thumbtack and gently rub the inside of your dog’s ear to remove any white material that is visible.
If your dog has a lot of white in the ears, you may want to use a cotton ball to clean around the outside of the ears as well.
Gently dry any excess water from inside or around the ears with a paper towel or dryer sheet.
Neuter your dog if you have yet to do so, as this will reduce the amount of ear and hair problems.
can dogs ear ticks transfer humans?
The debate over whether or not ear ticks can transfer from dog to human is a hotly contested issue.
Although many people think that ear ticks can be transferred from dog to human and vice versa, the truth is that there is no evidence that ear ticks can transfer from dog to human.