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How to Get Rid of Cat Ear Mites: Estimates: >50% of cats carry ear mites (tiny little bug-like creatures that crawl around in your cat’s ears). If your cat is scratching her ears excessively, your cat might be a carrier. Treat cats without the expensive vet bills! According to the web, all it takes is a few drops of Wesson Corn Oil in your cat’s ear. Massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat’s skin, smothers the mites, and speeds…
Before even treating your cat for ear mites, however, you need proof that they're there. Gently remove a little bit of the crumbly debris from your cat's ear canal with a cotton ball. Then examine it under bright light with a magnifier or spread it on a piece of dark paper. Any movement -- including tiny white moving specks -- means mites. Sometimes, mite debris is located deep in the ear canal where you can't see it. If you suspect your cat has mites, gently massage the back of the ear at the base between your thumb and forefinger. A cat with no mites usually enjoys it or, at worst, will fuss and try to get away. A cat who has unwanted company living in her ear canal will usually start scratching vigorously.
Jackie and Shadow, the 2 cats we adopted 2 weeks ago were infected with ear mites. Shadow's condition was not too bad at all, but Jackie was showing a lot of signs such as scratching and shaking his head. We had Jackie's ears treated at the vet, but the follow-up work became crucial in order to make sure the ear mites were thoroughly eradicated and would not reoccur.Ear mites are painful invaders that leave cats shaking their heads -- literally. Our feline friends are understandably distressed by these crawly creatures living in their ear canals. With most cats afflicted at some point in their lives, all cat owners should know how to spot ear mites and what to do about them. Treatment of ear mites is fairly simple, and keeping them away from your cat requires just a little effort. Here's how to fight those mites:I took my two male cats in to get nuetered and when I went to pick them up the vet told me they had ear mites. I have three other cats at home so I am sure this is going to get expensive! How long do I need to treat them to be sure that this doesn't come back? Would using a combination of the tresaderm drops and the revolution be my best bet? Only one of the cats seems to have irritation in his ear and I am pretty sure he is the one that brought them into the house. The rest of the cats don't really show any symptoms of having ear mites but I was told I needed to treat them anyways. Both of my cats had/have ear mite… My first car is about four years old now and all I did with him is try to constantly clean his ears with alittle bit of water and a rolled up paper towel and water …… And my kitten I have now well he was a stray and was abandoned by his mother my friend found him said he was super sweet but had Heath issues such as works over grown nails fleas but she didn’t notice the ear mites but since my older cat had them I knew how to treat them but the amout of time it takes to make the ear mites go away for good depends on how bad and how many ear mites your cat had …….. Just try and keep his/her ears clean 🙂