If holistic remedies are good for humans, pets will benefit greatly from them too. For everybody looking for natural treatment for ear mites, listed below are some of the most effective herbs, barks, and naturally-occurring ingredients that can help treat your dog fast and efficiently.
- Olive Oil and Vitamin E
Olive oil is very effective against ear mites. However, it has to be combined with other ingredients such as Vitamin E in order to be more potent. Use the Vitamin E found inside soft capsules. Squeeze the oil and add it to half an ounce of olive oil.
Blend the two ingredients together and warm it a little until it matches the dog’s body temperature. Use a dropper and put about half its contents into the ears of your dog. Let it shake its head right after. Clean the outer ear with a cotton swab. Apply the mixture every other day within 6 days for thebest effect.
- Yellow Dock
Yellow dock is an herb that can kill mites. Yellow dock can be made into a strong tea or added to olive oil. Apply it in the same way as described above. As for dosage, apply the solution once every 3 days for 4 weeks.
- Almond Oil
Almond oil can be used alternatively with olive oil. Just in case you run out of olive oil inside the house and you happen to have almond oil, simply follow all the steps and the dosage as indicated and your dog should experience relief in no time.
- Mullein Flowers
This natural remedy for ear mites may require some time for preparation. You’re going to need two tablespoons of dried or fresh mullein flowers and a good amount of olive oil. You can buy mullein flowers from health food stores. Put the flowers in a cooker, add olive oil, and cover. Heat the mixture on low heat for six hours. Let it cool. Strain it thoroughly. Keep the oil in the refrigerator for a month. Only after than period can you use the solution. Apply several drops of oil inside the ears of your dog. Try to warm the oil first to body temperature for best results.
- Garlic Oil
Crush 4 cloves of garlic. Add the garlic into a cup of olive oil. Store it in a sealed container. Let it stand for a day or two. Strain out the garlic. Heat the oil over low heat. Use a dropper, fill it with oil, and put half of it into your dog’s ear.