These are the most prevalent mite that plagues dogs and they are very infectious, easily and quickly spreading from dog to dog. They can also pass from other animals such as cats to dogs.
They are miniature crab-like parasites that take up residence in the dog’s ear canals and regardless of the name, they can also sometimes be found throughout a dog’s body if allowed to spread.
They can be on the neck, back, chest...and even migrate to the legs and tail. There can be hundreds of thousands of mites inside of a Boxer’s ear.
They start by jumping from an infected dog or animal to its new host (your dog) and then living on the surface of the dog’s ear canal. It is there that they feed on the minuscule amounts of a dog’s tissue and ear fluid.
Given enough time without treatment, they can trek to the dog’s back, neck and all over the body.