Quick Tips: Help for Ear Mites

Is your cat scratching its ears? It may have ear mites. Fortunately, this social disease is curable.

Posted: Tue Dec 17 00:00:00 PST 2002

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In most cases, mild mitecides available over the counter will clear ear mite infection. Because all stages of the mites live in the ears of cats, treatment for at least three to four weeks is necessary. Ivermectin, a dewormer used for cows and in various ways for small animals, can be used in resistant cases (it can be diluted for use in cat's ears). Twice weekly treatments for two to three weeks will usually clear the problem and all cats in the home need to be treated. Consult your veterinarian for specific treatment of your cat.
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Galadriel    Lothlorien, ME

12/20/2013 11:55:00 PM

Good to know.

Sandra    Fort Payne, AL

4/8/2011 10:08:58 AM

We adopted a stray 5 months ago. The 1st thing we did was to take her to the vet for a wellness check. Vet pronounced her healthy so we moved her into our home only to discover that she has both ear mites & roundworms. Now that our home has been contaminated by these 2 parasites we are finding it difficult to cure our cat. Our new vet has her on Revolution which helped both situations but hasn't cured them. The mites are obviously resistant. Thanks for information on treating them.

Janet    Bethlehem, PA

11/28/2010 7:35:11 AM

importasnt information, thanks very much

Janet    Bethlehem, PA

9/26/2010 8:38:39 AM

good article, thanks

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