Our one year old, Lucian,


Our one year old, Lucian, always has ear mites! We cannot get rid of them. I have tried drops and using a Q-tip to swab Listerine in them. Nothing. He also has Demodex and now his skin around his tail is cracking! any help would be nice.

You could try some lavender oil for the fleas? It helps and the licking you should be able to help with with some bitter no chew spray. You can get it at CoOps and Wal-Mart. Not sure what the bumps could be, maybe flea allergy but it could be an allergy to something in the home as well. Maybe the laundry detergent? You could use a hypoallergenic one and see if that helps at all. Not sure what else to tell you other than what you’ve already tried. Oh…lemon scented dish soap will help with fleas but you might wanna do an oatmeal bath right on top of it to help with drying out the skin. And when you do get a chance to go to a vet, see if it might be Demodex and if it’s a mild case you can get Promeris which is a monthly flea/tick treatment that will control it as well. My vet found this out and we tried it on Lu but his case is too bad. He’s going to have to get dipped. Gah at the horror and expense of it but I’m tired of seeing him bald, sun burned, skin dried out, and getting funky foot infections from also liking ponds.