Ear mites are extremely common in cats, and there are several different varieties. The most common is Otodectes cynotis, eight-legged spider-like creatures that feed on the waxes and oils in a cat’s ear canal. Not only is this extremely uncomfortable for your cat, but it can lead to ulcers and severe health problems if left untreated.
Signs your cat may have ear mites include the following:
If you believe your cat has ear mites, it’s important to contact your vet for a test to ensure this is the problem. It’s easy for ear mites to be confused with other cat ear troubles, so make sure you’re actually dealing with ear mites and not something else.
Treating ear mites isn’t overly difficult, but you will need ear mite drops from your vet to do it. Ear mite medication is entirely safe and can even be used on kittens without adverse effects. Keep the following facts in mind when dealing with feline ear mites:
Contact us at Legacy Animal Medical Center to get help fast if you believe your cat is suffering from ear mites.