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How can you prevent ear problems in cats?

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To help your cat’s ears stay perky and pest-free, check inside her ears regularly for signs of wax buildup, inflammation, or odor. If you notice a problem, it’s time to talk to your veterinarian.

Cat’s ears are expressive, beautiful -- and very fragile. To avoid damaging the ear drum or packing wax deep into the ear, never insert anything into your cat’s ears or use over-the-counter medication unless your vet has shown you the proper way to do so.

Don’t leave your cat’s comfort to guesswork -- always talk to your vet when you suspect ear problems.

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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