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How are ear mites in cats treated?

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Treatment for ear mites generally includes a good ear cleaning and topical prescription medication. For uncooperative cats, injectable medication is also available.

Ear mites can be very contagious among pets, so if you discover your cat has them, you may want to get the rest of your household’s four-legged friends checked by a vet, too. Chances are good your entire pet household will need ear mite treatment or an infestation may easily recur.

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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