Molly visits the Alzheimer Unit of a seniors facility every Monday. This morning I got a call from the Recreation Director (she decides which dogs are suitable) stating there has been a rash on the residents of the 300 unit (Alz) and the skin doctor has concluded the rash is caused by ear mites from dogs. I called my vet who stated 'from what I told him' it would be worth publishing as he thinks it would be almost impossible for the mites to leave a dogs ear and take up residence on a human. He said there is a cat mite that can transfer to a human but I got the impression it's not that common. There is a resident cat at the facility. Molly has always had gunky ears until recently. When I had her to the vets for her annual shots (which I will not do again as she had an allergic reaction) and discussed the problem with her ears, he said he would just treat her for mites which he did. Her ears were pretty good for a few weeks and then they started getting gunky again. I started her on raw and started cleaning her ears with apple cider vinegar and water. Her ears are soooo much better now. I don't know if it's the raw diet or the acv/water cleanser. Whatever it is - it's really working. I told the vet what I was using and his response was a lot of 'um' 'oh' 'well' and then he said 'okay'. He said he'd be shocked if she had ear mites after being treated in Oct. Plus, she never ever scratches her ears! Anyone else ever hear of ear mites being transferred to humans?