Black Things in Cat's Ears

My cat has black things in his ears. Are these ear mites?

Linda from New York

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October 5, 20070 found this helpful

Ok..this might sound funny to you. But coat the inside of your cat's ears with vegetable oil. This will help. Good luck!

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October 5, 20070 found this helpful

Probably.. Smell them, and if they have a stink to them they are for sure ear mites. Treatments are really cheap, try any store that has pet supplies. Good luck!

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October 8, 20070 found this helpful

I use mineral oil and a q tip

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October 8, 20070 found this helpful

Hi,

I would take your fur baby to his/her Veterinarian. Your doctor. will take a sample and put it on a slide and check for ear mites. Ear mites are treatable. Please do not put anything in your cat's ears unless instructed by a doctor. I have worked for a Veterinarian for over 27 years. I hope this helps.

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October 8, 20070 found this helpful

I would think so. I have used mineral oil with a cloth to clean them out. I wouldn't use a q-tip tho. Don't want to go too deep

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October 8, 20070 found this helpful

Take your cat to the vet for a correct diagnosis. Mites left untreated, or not properly treated, can cause balance problems and possibly even deafness.

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October 9, 20070 found this helpful

Both my dog and cat get ear mites. This recipe was given to me by our vet. Works awesome!

Mite Ear Wash

1/4 cup warm water

1/2 tsp. boric acid...Available from the pharmacist, just ask, very cheap and lasts forever.

2 drops tea tree oil

1/4 cup white vinegar

2 drops dish detergent

Use once a day by soaking a couple of cotton balls in the solution, squeeze a little excess out, then press it into the pets ear and fold the ear flap over and move the flap in a circular motion...like a massaging movement! Take the cotton ball out and let them shake. I sometime wipe out the mites I can see with the cotton ball. Use every day for one week and once a week thereafter.

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October 9, 20070 found this helpful

A good friend worked as a veterinarian's assistant for many years. It's what the vet used. She recommends putting Vicks in the ears. It will smother the mites and prevent/eliminate any infection caused by the little marauders.

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