In this post, we will discuss how to clean cats’ ears efficiently without hurting Them.
Cat ear cleaning, is it necessary?
Normally cats maintain their cleanliness by self Grooming. They use their tongue to clean its body and feet. But its tongue cannot reach its ear canal. so it is impossible for cats to clean their own ear.
Generally, a cat‘s ear is healthy does not need to be cleaned. But sometimes it may have wax accumulation, infection, or ear mites. So in these situations, we should clean the cat’s ears.
What should the inside of a cat’s ears look like?
A healthy cat ear canal is pink in color, without any infection and mites.
Symptoms of cat ear Infection
- Bad smell
- Excessive wax buildup
- Scaly skin
- Foul discharge
- Alopecia areata ( hair loss in small patches )
- Mites infection
- Red and inflamed skin
What color should cat ear wax be?
Good Healthy ear wax in felines is dark brown in color and little in amount. If an excessive amount of Cat ear wax, blackish ear wax is found, then we should consult a cat veterinarian doctor.
What do you need to clean a cat’s ears?
If you visit a veterinarian doctor to clean your cat’s ear, then you don’t have to worry about the things to clean. Usually, vets have all the materials.
But if you plan to clean yourself at your home then you need following things.
- Feline Ear Cleaning Solution
- Cotton balls or Gauze
- Liquid dropper
- Olive oil
- Tweezer to remove mites / Tick / Flea
- Cat cleaning wipes
- Warm water
Best Cat ear Cleaning liquids
There are many types of cleaning liquids, below we list some of them.
- Antifungal cleaner
- Anti-bacterial cleaner
- Antimicrobial cleaner
- Cat Ear mite medication
Anti-fungal cleaners used to clean fungal infections like yeast. Anti fungal cleaners also useful treat the fungal infections like Ringworm, Yeast, Sporotrichosis, and Allergic Dermatitis.