There are many different types of mites. Ear mites are very common in cats and are occasionally seen in dogs. They live primarily in the ear canals and can cause severe irritation. The affected patient will typically scratch at their ears frequently and most often times will have a buildup of material in the ear canal. The mites are easily transmitted between pets, so if they are found in one pet, all pets in contact should be treated.
A different species of ear mite can infect rabbits. There are many home remedies to treat ear mites. Some work some of the time and others can cause serious secondary problems and may not be effective at all. It is best to first off get a diagnosis confirmed by your veterinarian. Frequently ear scratching thought to be from ear mites turns out being scratching due to allergies or ear infections. Once a proper diagnosis is made an appropriate treatment protocol can be discussed.