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How would an indoor cat get ear mites?

How would an indoor cat get ear mites?

How Did My Cat Get Ear Mites? Ear mites are highly contagious, so there are a variety of ways your cat could have caught them. Ear mites can travel from the ears of an infected cat to any other cats in close contact.

What do ear mites do to your cat’s ears?

Ear mites can also produce wax and irritation, so your pet’s ears may well look red and inflamed. Typically, ear mites will also cause a dry black ear discharge. There may also be an unusual odour.

How can you tell if a cat has an ear infection?

The typical external signs are quite obvious: the cat’s outer ear is likely to be inflamed, and the animal will hold its ears flat against its head, scratch at them almost without letup, and shake its head frequently—as if trying to dislodge a bothersome object.

What does it mean when your cat’s ears are itchy?

Itchy ears can be a symptom of ear mites in cats. There may also be signs visible on your cat’s skin. A dark black or brown, waxy or crusty, foul-smelling discharge may be seen coming from the ears.

What do ear mites look like in dogs?

Ear mites are tiny animals and are a fairly common parasite in both cats and dogs. They look like tiny white dots, but can barely be seen with the naked eye. Ear mites live on the skin of the ear canal and feed off ear wax and skin oils.

What causes ear mites in dogs and cats?

Ear mites in dogs are parasites, usually causing mild infections. Ear mites are simply transmitted through interaction with other infected dogs and cats. In fact, ear mites are more commonly found in outdoor or stray cats (cats that spend a lot of time outside).

What causes ear mites?

Ear mites are a small parasitic mite and effects animals. Ear mites are caused by a male mite and a female mite mating. The female lays eggs in the ear and around the ear canal.

How do you treat ear mites in kittens?

Mineral oil is a great home treatment for cats. It helps in dissolving ear wax in addition to killing the ear mites. Using mineral oil for two to three weeks on your cat will see the mites eliminated. Use as much as is enough to have the inner ear coated by the oil.