These parasites live on the surface of a dog’s skin, lining the ear canal. Ear mites pierce the skin to feed, causing inflammation and discomfort. If left untreated, ear mites can cause bacterial infections and even hearing loss.
Parvovirus is spread from dog to dog via contact with infected feces, or carriers like shoes, clothing and food and water bowls. Most often spread in kennels, the best (and only) way to prevent parvovirus in your dog is to adhere to a regular vaccination schedule provided by your veterinarian.