September is a big time of year for ear infections. One of the first things many owners do when encountering their pet’s first ear infection is to go to the pet supply store and got some ear mite medication. After weeks of use it never seems to have fixed the problem. In this area ear mites are almost never the source of the problem except in the case of very young kittens and the rare adult cat. I have yet to see an ear mite infestation in an adult dog. Still, a quick look in the ears can lead to a diagnosis which can then be followed by appropriately targeted treatment.