Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ear mite Check

For this test you will need a few Q-tips, microscope, slides and coverslips, and mineral oil. Secure the cat (or other animal you are testing). Take a q-tip and get a swipe of some of the material that is in the ear canal. Be careful not to push the debris down into the inner ear! Mix the debris on the q-tip with a few drops of mineral oil on the slide. Place coverslip on carefully and place under a microscope at 10X power. Mites will be easily visible if present. Treat animal accordingly. Wash slide and coverslip carefully with soap and water and place on lintfree towel to dry.

4 Paws Ear Mite Remedy

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