Ear Mites

Ear mites in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

Ear mites in bulldogs and French bulldogs are less common than many of you might think.

Despite the high propensity of the breed to various types of ear canal disease (otitis externa), ear mite as the underlying cause is rare.

Bulldog Ear Mites  5 X MUST KNOW

  1. Ear mites Otodectes cynotis are not common to bulldogs.
  2. Ear mites pass from one infected pet to another and can easily be diagnosed with a microscope
  3. Itching, rubbing redness, and inflamed ears with dark discharge are commonly observed.
  4. Treatment includes bully therapeutics, cleaning wipes, and ear rinses.
  5. Prevention includes Dr. Kraemer’s Ear Mites Care Bundles 

Ear mites in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs / CAUSE

Bulldog ear mite’s medical name is Otodectes cynotis
Ear mites are contiguous so most commonly they are carried and passed from one household pet (cat or dog) to another.

bulldog ear mites


Other more common causes of bulldog ear disease (otitis) are.

  • Allergic otitis
  • Bacteria and yeast Otitis
  • Atopic & Food Allergies
  • Demodex skin mites can sometimes be found in ears

Ear mites in Bulldogs PRESENTATION

  • Dark Ear Discharge and debris
  • Head-Shaking
  • Itching, Scratching, rubbing Pawing at the ears
  • Redness and inflammation of the Ears and Ear base
    Bad odor from the ears

Ear mites in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs / DIAGNOSIS

  • Dr. Ear Exam (Otoscopic)
  • Microscopic: checking the ear debris for mites
  • Allergy Testing
  • Skin Scrape: of patch hair loss skin areas

Ear mites in Bulldogs / PREVENTIVE CARE

Flea/Mite Preventives: Some topical and oral flea preventives also prevent ear mites

Ear Mite Contact Prevention: Prevent contact with mite-infected animals and pets

Disinfection: Wash any towels and dog beds used by your mite-positive bulldog

E-Collar: Buster collar protector to prevent trauma secondary to itching

Ear mites are not considered contagious to humans

Bulldog Ear Mite Buster Collar

Ear mites in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

Use a bully ear rinse and cleansing wipes to remove all the debris

Dr. Kraemer’s V4B Bulldog Therapeutic Topicals

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  • V4B Bully WaxLess Ear Rinse
  • V4B Bully Yeasty Bully Antiseptic Ear Rinse


  • V4B Bully  Ear Cleansing Wipes

Dr. Kraemer’s V4B Bulldog Therapeutic Supplements

Dr. Kraemer’s bully ear mites affordable bundles, see HERE

Members of this community prefer prevention over RX



There are various prescription topical medications.


There are a few topical and oral ones that also help prevent and treat ear mites

Ear mites in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs WARNINGS:


Unattended bulldog ear mite infection can cause chronic otitis, secondary yeast, and bacteria infection, trauma to the ear flap leading to hematoma and even hearing loss in a severe chronic complications.

Bulldog ear mite CONTAGIOUS WARNING:

Ear mites though rare in bulldogs are very contagious, thus easily transferred from one household pet to the other including cats.

“An Ounce Of PREVENTIVES Is Worth A Pound Of CURE”

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*This guide was compiled courtesy of Dr. Kraemer, a “must-read” manual for any current or future bully owner