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How are ear infections in cats treated?

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How you treat a cat’s ear infection depends on what’s causing the infection. To make things more complicated, sometimes your cat may have more than one type of infection in her ears.

After examining your cat and possibly sending a swab out to a lab for analysis, your veterinarian may prescribe a range of treatments for your cat’s ear infection, including antibiotics, antifungal medication, anti-inflammatories, or immunotherapy.

From: Ear Discharge in Cats WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Veterinary Medical Association: ''What You Should Know About External Parasites.''

ASPCA: ''Deafness,'' ''Ear Care.''

Hall Veterinary Surgery: ''Ear Infections.''

VeterinaryPartner.com ''Ear Mites FAQ.''

Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, ''Examining and Medicating the Ears of a Cat.''

Long Beach Animal Hospital, ''Ear Infections.''

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on July 10, 2018

SOURCES:

American Veterinary Medical Association: ''What You Should Know About External Parasites.''

ASPCA: ''Deafness,'' ''Ear Care.''

Hall Veterinary Surgery: ''Ear Infections.''

VeterinaryPartner.com ''Ear Mites FAQ.''

Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, ''Examining and Medicating the Ears of a Cat.''

Long Beach Animal Hospital, ''Ear Infections.''

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on July 10, 2018

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