Cat Ear Cleaning-Say Goodbye to Cat Ear Mites
When novices pick up cats, they are usually kittens, which are more susceptible to ear mites. We should do a good job of daily care if there is a mild infection that can be cured at home (serious recommendations for medical treatment). This note will talk about the experience of ear mite removal.
Ⅰ. What is a cat ear mite?
Ear mite in cats is a skin problem of the ear. Ear mites are highly contagious. The clinical manifestation is that the ear is extremely itchy, and the cat scratches the ear with its hind paws from time to time. Often, kittens become infected during the caretaking phase through close contact with their mother and cohorts or through contact with nearby cats (cats of all ages can become infected).
Ⅱ. Symptoms of ear mite infection.
Judgment method: Gently lift the tip of the cat’s ear and observe the cat’s ear in a well-lit place. If the following symptoms occur, it means that the cat is infected with ear mites and needs to be cleaned in time.
- There are many red rashes in the ear canal, which are red and inflamed by the saliva of ear mites.
- Severe itching, cats will frequently shake their ears or scratch their ears and surrounding areas.
- A dark brown or black discharge can be seen in the ear canal, which is oily and has a peculiar smell.
Ⅲ. Ear cleaning strategy (recovery cycle of 3-4 weeks):
- Immobilize the cat. If the cat doesn’t cooperate, try it while the cat is sleeping. Let the cat sit on the lap and hold the cat from behind or wrap the cat in a blanket to prevent it from struggling.
- Open the cat’s ear and check the condition of the ear canal. If there is secretion, it means that it needs to be cleaned.
- Gently shake Puainta Ear drops, drop 3-4 drops into the ear canal, and gently pinch the root of the cat’s ear. Release the cat, let it throw out the secretions, and then clean the cat’s outer ear with wet wipes, paying attention to the force gently, to prevent damage to the ear canal. More secretions twice a day, fewer secretions can be once a day.
- External anthelmintic: Choose an anthelmintic that can kill ear mites. Once a month, drop it on your cat’s back. Cats already infected with ear mites should be used together with ear drops.
- Environmental cleanliness: Ear mites in cats have a lot to do with the cleanliness of the places where cats often stay. It is necessary to clean up the environment, especially where cats often live. If you don’t clean regularly, you will not only have parasites but also breed all kinds of fungi.