Sasha the Samoyed shares her yard with several neighborhood feral cats, who like to share--their time, their half-eaten mice... and their ear mites! Now Sasha has itchy ears and little critters crawling around in and around her ears.
Before Sasha gets irritated ears that are prone to infection or injury, her owners need to clean out her ears and apply medication or solutions to kill off the mites, ASAP! Mites are extremely contagious between animals, common especially in young dogs, and can frequently be picked up from cats. Fortunately, ear mites are not contagious to humans and are usually not serious if treated promptly. With a little attention, Sasha’s ears will be itch-free, providing she doesn't pick them up from the cats again. On second thought, you might want to catch and treat them too!