are the most common cause of ear infections in cats.
Itchy ear mites
cause misery for kittens The mites are very small but can usually be seen through the otoscope and because they prefer the dark, they can often be seen moving away from the otoscope's bright light.
Cats' ear canals provide a nice warm home for a small creature called the ear mite
and bacterial infections are common in dogs and cats.
For example, if a veterinarian were treating a cat that presented with an ear condition, the vet could quickly look up cat, then ears, then ear mites
with the click of a stylus in The 5-Minute Veterinary Consult - Canine and Feline.
Your dog also should be up to date with vaccinations, and it should take preventative medication for ticks, ear mites
, fleas, worms and other parasites.
Regular treatment with a spot-on for fleas and mites could help prevent ear mites
in the future, if this is the cause.
Animals with chronic ear infections, ear mites
or allergies that cause the ears to itch are at the greatest risk of developing ear haematomata.
can also cause problems - if any of these conditions are left untreated they can cause pain and discomfort in your pet.
Although pale-skinned animals can easily get sunburned on their ears, there are other conditions that look similar - ear mites
, ringworm and skin cancer or pre-cancer changes, to name a few.
Puppies on these farms are often raised in appalling conditions and can suffer from problems such as mange, ear mites
, fleas, eye infections and parasites.
Check the rabbit's ears to make sure it doesn't have ear mites
All cats and kittens at SAFE Haven receive the following prior to adoption: Sterilization, a Rabies vaccine, Distemper vaccines, testing for Feline Leukemia/FIV, treatment for fleas, intestinal parasites and ear mites
, a thorough examination by a veterinarian, and a microchip including registration with a national registry (AKC).
When Neil McIntosh, our lovely vet and fellow Record columnist (page 56) broke the news that she had ear mites
I felt like I'd been told my child had halitosis.
Stacey Dear Stacey, IT SOUNDS as though your kitten could have an infestation with ear mites