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Ear Mites in Cats article

 Ear Mites in Cats



          Ear mites are mites that live in the ears of animals. An mite has an approximately three-week life cycle, and are barely decteable by the naked eye. The most commonly seen species in veterinary medicine is Otodectes cynotis. This species is microscopic parasites which can infect the ears of a cat. These mites cause irritation, inflammation and itchiness to scratch the cats's ears. In addition it can infect the external and internal canal.

Causes of Ear mites 

Ear mites are often passed from pet to another pet with contact. They can infect both cats and dogs but it more infect in cats and are reponsible for more than 50% of all feline ear infections.


  • Head shaking
  • Hair loss and dermatitis
  • scratching, inflammation and rubbing of ears
  • strong odor
  • obstruction of ear canal with coffee ground-like debris

The ways to get rid of ear mites

You can treat your cat with ear drops. such as Otodecide Ear Drops.



1. You can get the ear drops from the vet or the pet stores. You should use it according to the drug label but carefully read the label on how often to apply it. The frequency of treatment and number or drops to administer will depend on the exact medication supplied, often around once a day for seven to ten days.

2. Gather everything that need for medication on a table or flat surface.

3. You need to clean cat's ears before administering the medication. 

4. Place the cat on a table with its head facing toward you, and have the assistant gently hold the cat's shoulder down to keep it from moving. Remove the top from the dropper bottle and drip the required number of drops into the cat's ear canal.

5. Use the cotton ball to clean away any wax that is lifted up to the surface of ears.

6. Repeat these step daily for the prescribed number of days. If the cat is still showing the signs of symptoms, you should take the cat back to the vat for additonal assistance.


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