All about Ear Mites

Ear mites are a skin parasite that can cause itchy ears, waxy ears and ear infections. We more commonly see this in young animals, although it can be found at any age. The most common way that your pet might pick up ear mites is through contact with another infected animal although ear mites can sometimes be picked up from a home or garden environment.

Luckily ears mites are easily treated so please book an appointment with the vet if you see any of the following symptoms: Symptoms seen:

  • Itchy ears
  • An abundance of ear wax (often dark brown)
  • Smelly ears *Red, painful or swollen ears
  • Rubbing head, face or neck
  • Swelling to the pinnae of the ear (the ear flap)

    We recently diagnosed ear mites in a young cat that came in for neutering and we have included this cool video so you can see them up close!

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To see your pet we need to register them first. This ensures we have all the information we need to ensure a smooth transition to them being under our care.

Unfortunately, due to lack of staff cover, we are unable to open on the morning of Saturday 11th May.

If you have any concerns about your pet please contact our Out of Hours Provider Willows Veterinary Centre

Willows Veterinary Centre 0121 712 7071

Highlands Road
Shirley
Solihull
B90 4NH

We will be open as normal from Monday morning to book appointments.

Neutering for the Cats Protection is currently paused

Monday 27th May Bank Holiday
The Vet Clinic is closed on all English Bank Holidays – including Monday 27th May

If you have any concerns about your pet please contact our Out of Hours Provider Willows Veterinary Centre

Willows Veterinary Centre 0121 712 7071

Highlands Road
Shirley
Solihull
B90 4NH

We will be open as normal from Tuesday morning to book appointments.

Monday 6th May Bank Holiday
The Vet Clinic is closed on all English Bank Holidays – including Monday 6th May

If you have any concerns about your pet please contact our Out of Hours Provider Willows Veterinary Centre

Willows Veterinary Centre 0121 712 7071

Highlands Road
Shirley
Solihull
B90 4NH

We will be open as normal from Tuesday morning to book appointments.

Unfortunately, due to lack of staff cover, we are unable to open on the morning of Saturday 11th May.

If you have any concerns about your pet please contact our Out of Hours Provider Willows Veterinary Centre

Willows Veterinary Centre 0121 712 7071

Highlands Road
Shirley
Solihull
B90 4NH

We will be open as normal from Monday morning to book appointments.

Unfortunately, due to lack of staff cover, we are unable to open on the morning of Saturday 27th April.

If you have any concerns about your pet please contact our Out of Hours Provider Willows Veterinary Centre

Willows Veterinary Centre 0121 712 7071

Highlands Road
Shirley
Solihull
B90 4NH

We will be open as normal from Monday morning to book appointments.

Unfortunately, due to lack of staff cover, we are unable to open on the morning of Saturday 20th April.

If you have any concerns about your pet please contact our Out of Hours Provider Willows Veterinary Centre

Willows Veterinary Centre 0121 712 7071

Highlands Road
Shirley
Solihull
B90 4NH

We will be open as normal from Monday morning to book appointments.