I have a 2-year-old Pit Bull, and I have noticed he is messing with the tips of both ears. He hasn't been in a fight, but I do have another dog (Maltese), so I’m wondering if she bites him, or he has some kind of infection?


You should have him checked out by your local vet since there is a chance that the ear tips are being affected by Demodex mange mites. The vet can scrape the ears and give you an answer. Even if it is not mange and only a problem with the Maltese, you need to keep the ear tips clean to prevent fly strike.

Updated on February 16, 2018

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Why Does My Dog Have Ear Scabs and What Can I Do?
By Dr Mark