Eradimite, manufactured by Zoetis, is an ear mite treatment for Rabbits, Cats, and Dogs.
Eradimite treats cases of ear mite infections, cleans the ear, and aids in removal of ear ticks.
An ear mite is a parasite of microscopic size which can live on both animal and human ears. The ear mite resembles a slight resemblance to that of a tick, having several legs and crawls around inside the ear. The most commonly seen species of ear mite is the Otodectes cynotis in veterinary medicine. These eight legged ear mites feast on the waxes and oils of the inner ear which poses to be an extreme irritant to pets.
A pet which is infected with ear mites will execute any activity to try to remove the pesky mites. A pet infected with ear mites will nip in the direction of their ears, rub their head along the floor, constantly scratch their ear, or shake their heads. When examining the ears, pet owners will note a dark, coffee ground looking substance as well as a dark colored wax. The pinna (external ear) will be swollen, red, and inflamed due to scratching from the pet. Pets will perform these actions until they have self manipulated the ear to a secondary infection called cauliflower ear. Cauliflower ear is a laymen’s term for referring to localized swelling due to broken blood vessels in the ear. This secondary condition can affect the pet and they should seek medical attention.
Pet aliments associated with ear mites include; nipping in the direction of their ears, rub their head along the floor, constantly scratch their ear, or shake their heads. When examining the ears, pet owners will note a dark, coffee ground looking substance as well as a dark colored wax. The pinna (external ear) will be swollen, red, and inflamed due to scratching from the pet.
PETS WITH ALIMENTS
RELATIVE INFO ON BREED MOST ASSOCIATED WITH THIS AILMENT
Dogs, cats, and rabbits of all breeds can acquire an ear mite infection. Breeds which have ears in the downward position are more opt for a severe ear mite infection, as they may go un-noticed.
QUESTIONS FOR MY VET
1. What precautions should I be aware of while treating my pet for ear mites?
Pet owners should avoid stuffing cotton balls or squeezing bottle of solution within the pet’s ear. The structure of a dog’s ear is in an “L” shape. Any objects which enter the ear will not be able to come back out.
2. I own a cat and a dog, but only my dog is showing signs of ear mites. Why does my vet suggest treating my cat as well?
Ear mites can easily infect other member of the household and the vet would like to treat all pets as a precaution.
An ear mite cleanse should be applied to all pets within the household, but buy cleansers specific to the mammal requiring treatment.
3. Can this product cause an allergic reaction in my pet?
Symptoms of an allergic reaction to the drug include; hives, excessive drinking, and irregular breathing patterns. Other possible side effects include; cataracts, convulsions, seizures, lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, and decreased appetite.
4. What steps should I take if my pet has adverse effects from product?
Discontinue use and seek the care of a veterinary professional promptly.
The product must not be accessible to children.
This product is meant to be used for dogs, cats and rabbits.
Product label content should be read thoroughly as patients taking additional prescription medications are at risk of counter reactions.
Animals: The product is not to be administered to pregnant or nursing females, those with liver disease, or low blood pressure. Not for rabbits, dogs, cats, under 12 weeks of age.
Humans: The FDA restricts this product from being used by anyone other than a licensed veterinarian. Sedation or other adverse reactions may occur in humans if contents are swallowed.
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PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL HAZARDS:
If Swallowed: Immediately contact a poison control center to be instructed of the situation. Offer water to affected person if said person is in a state of consciousness. Do not encourage the individual to vomit unless instructed by a medical physician.
Storage and disposal
Storage: Store product in cool, dry location in its original container.
Disposal: Dispose un-used or empty containers as directed on the label. Never re-use containers and always recycle or dispose. If you have any questions, contact your local medical waste agency for directions or contact 1-800-CLEANUP for additional information.
BRAND VS GENERIC COMPARISON
Eradimite is the only ear mite solution commercially sold to treat cats, dogs, and rabbits together. A variety of powders are available and liquid solutions to treat only dogs or cats.
How it Works
Eradimite’s active ingredients plus aloe Vera, cleans and sooths the ear. The product works to break up ear wax, ridding said ear of ear mites in the process.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
You will need: gloves, Q-tips, cotton, Eradimite solution.
Remove wax from the pet’s ear with cotton or Q-tip.
Do not insert Q-tip into ear, just graze the surface.
You may use a cotton ball with a few drops of solution to break up the wax.
Insert one drop at a time into the pet’s ear.
Message the ear in-between drops.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:
Dogs, cats, rabbits:
Apply 10 drops per ear, every two days.
Apply as directed by your veterinarian.
*Piperonyl butoxide, technical 1.50%