Of all types of canine parasites, ear mites are the most common. Dogs with droopy ears, particularly English Cocker Spaniel, Bloodhound, Basset Hound, and Miniature Schnauzer, are prone to ear mites. Although dogs with short ears are not as vulnerable to ear mites, they can also develop ear infections because mange is highly contagious.
Ear mites can be frustrating to deal with because they keep coming back. Before treating the condition, my advice is to find out what’s causing ear mites to reoccur to prevent the problem from happening again.