Do ear mites ever just go away on their own?

Ear mites, also known as Otodectes cynotis, are parasitic mites that commonly infest the ears of rabbits. It's unlikely for ear mites to go away on their own without intervention. Ear mite infestations can persist and even worsen if left untreated, causing discomfort and potential complications for the affected rabbit.

Ear mites reproduce rapidly and can easily spread to other rabbits in close proximity. They feed on ear wax and skin debris, leading to irritation, itching, and inflammation in the ear canal. This can result in secondary infections, ear damage, and discomfort for the rabbit.

It's important to seek veterinary care if you suspect your rabbit has ear mites. A veterinarian can diagnose the infestation through a thorough examination of the rabbit's ears and prescribe appropriate treatment. Common treatments for ear mites in rabbits include topical medications, ear drops, or oral medications. Additionally, cleaning the rabbit's ears and providing proper hygiene can help alleviate the infestation and prevent reoccurrence.

Remember, it's always best to consult with a veterinarian for accurate diagnosis and guidance on the treatment of ear mites or any other health concerns for your rabbit.

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