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PostSubject: Ear mites and ticks   Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:23 pm

Unless your schnauzer lives with a cat whose ears are infested with ear mites, or has access to wilderness areas where ear ticks abound, it is unlikely to suffer from these highly selective parasites.

The signs of ear mite or tick infestation are pawing at the ear, head shaking and the presence of a dark, semi dry often profuse discharge within the ear canal.

Treatment for ear mite infestation is thorough cleasing of the ear canals followed by the instillation of an ointment or aqueous solution that will eradicate any mites or their eggs.

Ear ticks are physically removed with forceps inserted through an illuminated ear speculum and otoscope. Once the adult ticks are removed, ear mite medication is placed into the ear canals to destroy any eggs or larval ticks.

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PostSubject: Deafness   Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:26 pm

Just like their human counterparts, as your dog ages, there is in some cases, a loss of hearing. This is normal and if your young schnauzer appears to be growing deaf, you should have it examined by a vet; the cause may be as simple as an accumulation of ear wax obstructing the ear canals adjacent to the ear drum. Foreign bodies and tumors are other causes for temporary deafness.
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