How to Recognize and Treat Mites on Your Cat | Pet Assure
I found a site somewhere saying that it is safe to use ear mite medication made for cats in the treatment of rabbits. I have Ivermectin and plan on using that later on, but I need something for relief now. I called the vet and they have ear mite medicine for cats. It's the same mite in cats that it is in rabbits right?
Hello. I have 5 cats and the last one a kitten got November 13. 3 days ago I noticed the kitten has ear mites. I have been cleaning her ears out with vegetable oil and then tresaderm 2x a day. The tresaderm was a left over from my dog who had a yeast infection 6 Months ago. We have a vet appointment in 2 days for her second set of shots and I have already spoke with the vet and she is giving me revolution. My question is: how many months should I treat all 5 cats with tresaderm. All cats range in weight from 3-16 lbs and that would be several different doses there. I already treat my dig monthly with her flea/tick and heartwarming medication and my other 4 cats even high have been exposed to kitten since day 1 knock on wood please have no ear mites but I still want to treat them. How many months should I treat them all? 5 cats ranging in weight can get very expensive and I'm all about treating my animals with what's right. It's just that I've had these cats for 1-3 years and have never had a case if ear mites. Thanks.
Revolution is a safe and simple monthly topical medication used to protect your pet from heartworms, fleas, and ear mites. It also protects dogs from ticks and sarcoptic mange and cats from roundworms and hookworms. Revolution for Dogs and Cats requires a prescription from your veterinarian. (3 Pack = 3 doses which lasts 3 months.) Medication is generally applied daily, for several days in a row. Then, you usually wait a week after which the cleansing and medication process is repeated. You may need to do this whole procedure for three or four cycles before ridding the ears completely of mites. Ear mites can actually live outside the ears. While they usually live in the ears, they can also survive in the surrounding fur. An ear mite will spend his whole life in a cat's ear, from hatching, starting its own family, and finally through to its death. You may need to use medication outside of the ear area for this reason. Once the ears have been cleansed of residue from the mites, you can apply medication. Most of the effective ear mite treatments contain insecticide that contains pyrethrins. The medication will usually be in the form of drops which you will put in the cat's ears, then massage so it gets good coverage. While you can buy over the counter treatments for mites, the medication provided by your veterinarian is generally stronger and may be more effective.While you can purchase ear mite remedies over the counter, it's always best to consult a vet if you suspect your cat has ear mites. It's quite possible that your cat's ear irritation is due to a bacterial or yeast infection, so treating for ear mites does no good and your cat continues to suffer. If ear mites are the culprit, your vet can give your cat an injection or use a single application medication that eradicates the mites and their eggs.Since you have checked the ears, you know where the problem spots are. Use a cotton ball, wet it with an ear solution. It's important to clean out all the gunk before medicating the ear canal. If your cat's ears are filled with ear mites, you can apply some solution directly into the ear canal and massage it for one to two minutes before cleaning. It will soften the dirt and make it easier to clean up.Ear mites are common in cats and dogs. Cats usually start them and they’re the last to be treated. Direct
physical contact is an important part of transmission from one animal to another. A cat with ear mites will
scratch its ears frequently and a deposit that looks like dried coffee grounds, black, gray or even white
will form down in the ear canals. A dog will scratch and shake its head and its ear canal may look quite
red and inflamed. Bacterial and fungal infections secondary to ear mites is another layer of imbalance. Reducing
redness and inflammation from secondary infection is the first order of business, as medications and remedies
that help kill ear mites can sometimes act as an irritant to a sensitized ear canal. Homemade, natural, Ear
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