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    Ear Mites in Cats: Symptoms and Treatments

    How Are Ear Mites Treated?

    • Ear mites can be treated with products your veterinarian will prescribe that are applied directly in the ear or medications that are applied on the skin.
    • If the ears are infected or have a build-up of debris, gentle cleaning may be required with cotton and an ear cleanser. (This may require your veterinarian’s assistance, depending on the cat’s temperament and the severity of build-up.)
    • Your veterinarian may also prescribe medicated ear drops or an antibiotic to resolve infections.
    • A cat will start to feel relief soon after treatment begins, but please complete the full course of treatment to ensure full eradication.

    How Can I Prevent Ear Mites?

    Routine cleaning of your cat’s ears will alert you to any early problems. If your pet has recently recovered from ear mites, be sure to thoroughly clean his bedding and check your other pets for infestation.

    WebMD Veterinary Reference from the ASPCA

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