are several types of ear mites that can live in cats’ ears, but the most common
are Otodectes cynotis, tiny, eight-legged parasites that feed on the wax
and oils in a cat’s ear canal. An individual mite has an approximately
three-week life cycle, and is barely detectable by the naked eye. Causing
irritation and inflammation, ear mites can infect the external and internal
canal, and lead to more serious skin or ear infections if left untreated.
Infection usually produces a characteristic...