With revolution I'm not sure. I use advantage for the cats, and ivermectin ear drops for the ferrets. The drops are 2 doses, 3 weeks apart.
Ferrets: Contessa, Frankenfurter, Butterscotch. Kitties: Watson, Oskar DIP Sinnead, Vincent, Boris, Zeus and Athena, Willow, Mr. Frodo, Indie, Lucrezia, Judge, Odin, Miss Emily, Suki, Cody, Aristotle. RIP Herne, Ligeia, and Mr. Stubbs
Post by abbeytheferret6 on Mar 5, 2020 10:33:23 GMT -5
I had to dose twice(Revolution) I can't remember exactly, it has been so long ago--but I think it was after the 7th day when the next application was applied. The meds will not kill the eggs---they have to hatch. Don't know why vet said dose one time.
Mites can be dangerous if animal gets severely infected---I saw a pic of a cat on internet that was permanently damaged because someone did not treat it. Damage to ear drum, hearing loss, and sense of balance can result. With a cat, they can tear up outer portion of ear by scratching it so much.
Aurra, if they still have the ear mites, if you have to treat them again, make sure all their bedding is changed and cage is cleaned really well too, litter is changed out and toys washed and any other bedding they curl up on around the house or room they stay in.
My vet is out 😫 I never realized how lucky I am to have him. I called other vets and they said $200 just to bring 1 and ear swab lol seriously?? They said I had to wait a week anyways so I said make the appointment. I ended up cancelling it. I noticed that the only itchy ferrets were the ones that were playing in a big bowl of water and dunked their heads. I use a slow feeder as a water bowl so they don't get to snorkel very often or splash it everywhere. Except my runt... He still splashes. They must have gotten a little ear infection or something but no one is acting like when they had ear mites anymore. Im still watching them and checking their ears but the wax has gone down a lot. I had also given them ferrettone that day (they hate salmon oil and I'm trying to get them on salmon oil) could they be allergic to that?
My pup (rip) had gluten problems and if he got into it his ears would swell and turn red.
What has really worked is Ivermectin. It was a really thick paste (like vaseline but thicker and stickier) My vet gave me 3 syringes, with instructions to fill the entire ear canals of each ferret, and to repeat after 3 weeks. I brought them in to the vet after 2 months and no more mites.
it is the only thing that has worked once infested. I think the revolution help prevent them for a while. But I don't like giving my ferrets anything unless they have a problem. They are naturally Cancer magnets and I don't want to give them anything that could potentially contribute to it.
It's funny that you just posted this. I noticed yesterday that one of my ferrets is starting to scratch again. I found a vet that will be $300ish instead of $400 😭 I went through my files and the visit for the ear mites was $178 with my regular vet. I'm going to book an appointment with this $300 vet that's and hour and a half away and I'll ask about the ear drops. It's available in Canada. If I ever get another rescue, they are going straight to my vet before introduction.
On top of all this, my boyfriend brought home a plant that had spider mites on it and infected a few of my plants. I hate mites!!!!
Post by Corvidophile on Mar 23, 2020 14:10:17 GMT -5
I don’t know how kosher this is, but I buy ivermectin in the form of a pour-on treatment for sheep and cattle at Tractor Supply Co and use that as an ear swab, once a week, three weeks straight. I originally bought it years ago to dilute 1 part Ivomec to 5 parts water to spray my mice and their bedding with to get rid of an infestation of mites, worked like a charm.