Treating Cat with Ear Mites?

My cat has mites in its ears. What can I do?

By Dorothy from SA


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June 9, 20100 found this helpful
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I have worked for a Veterinarian for over 27 years, please take your baby to the Vet. Your Vet will take a sample of the interior of the ear and put it on a slide and look for mites. Your Vet is the only person that can treat the mites. Over the counter medications do not work and are a waste of $$. Good Luck.

October 18, 20190 found this helpful

I dont know if my cat has ear mites, fleas, or just dry skin and bad dandruff. She has been itching behind her ears. I checked her fur and didnt see any fleas. I checked her ears and saw like 2 little black things that were extremely small but there were not a lot.


I checked her fur and on her skin there were little white flakes that looked like dandruff. and the fur felt dead or something but it was where her collar was

June 28, 20200 found this helpful

Thanks for the great info. I Know the vet is the best place to bring my babies but the particular cat I am concerned about is a rescue cat. When we went to pick her sweet little face up and the women had to get her in the carrier let's just say I wish they would have told me to look away. It was nothing short of forceful and VIOLENT. I know she wanted to go with us but in her little mind that carrier meant something horrific to her. I sat on the floor of the car for the 45 min car trip while she cried and cried and I just sang to her peacefully at eye level and talked to her in the calmest manner I know how.


We are now forever bonded but I'm sorry if I can avoid that carrier for her I'll try ANYTHING first so I'll try store bought them hollistic then if all else fails leave the house and have someone else put her in the big ol carrier with plenty of comfy blankets. But I'll be there to sing. Thanks for the tip I'll buy it today peace and love to all

June 9, 20103 found this helpful
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I know that everyone is saying take your kitty to the vet and I do agree with that! It is the best and safest option if you have the means. However personally when my kitty had ear mites I used "Lambert Kay EAR-RITE MITICIDE" for cats and kittens. I got it @ Petco for about $8. I'm sure your local petstore has something similar.


It worked great! My kitty hasnt had mites since! I used damp gauze to clean out my cats ears. Obviously never EVER use Q-tips. You can also check out some videos on youtube or on how to clean your cats ears. I found those very helpful. Hope that helps!

June 6, 20100 found this helpful

Please take your kitten to a vet. They have safe treatments.


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June 9, 20100 found this helpful

Dorty, please take your baby to the vet for an exam and the correct prescription. Ear mites can cause deafness and other health issues and is not something to mess around with by trying homemade or over the counter meds :-(


And using a clothing bluing agent that whitens clothing doesn't sound like a good thing to use on cats or dogs in my humble opinion :-o


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