Ear mite is very common problem in cats. If cat is scratching at her ears, tilting and shaking her head and has excessive waxy and brown material in her ear canal, she may have ear mites. This condition causes sever itching and irritation and if not treated can lead to bacterial infection in cat.
Ear mites, also known by their scientific name Otodectes cynotis. Ear mites can be found in cats of any age but mostly in young cats. When a cat suffers in ear mites infection, she feel very uncomfortable. Cat don’t respond, not take interest in food, games and training.
Ear Mites Symptoms
Ear mites infected cats may show symptoms of ear canal itching and irritation, pawing and scratching at their ears and shaking their head until they burst blood vessels and form a hematoma in their pinna. The ear canals are filled with a thick brown, reddish or black crusty and waxy discharge.
Causes Of Ear Mites In Cats
Lack of proper ear cleaning
Contact with infected pets
Contact with infected places
Contact with infected bed
Contact with infected toys
Ear Mites Treatment
Ear mites in cats are treated by applying ear drops that contain a mite-killing chemical and cleaning the ears with a cotton ball regularly.
Topical eye drops suggested by vet- specialist after examining cat ear discharge by microscope to identify stage of ear mites infection in at.
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You can Follow ear mites treatment in three steps:
The first step of ear mites treatment is to clean ear discharge. You can use ear cleaning drops for cleaning cat ear. If ear cleaning drops not available, you can use olive oil with cotton ball.
Ear mites can be diagnose by vet by examining ear discharge by microscope. It is very important step because Vet can determine stage of ear mites infection.
After examining ear mites infection and identifying stage of ear mites infection, vet will suggest medicine for cat ear mites infection. You have to follow vet instructions to solve ear mites infection in cat.