How to clean the ears of his cat?

Your cat is scratching at the ears? Does he tend to hold his head tilted? It is possible that he suffers from ear mites, a parasitic condition very often responsible for otitis externa in cats. Treat and clean his ears will be necessary …


HOW TO CLEAN THE EARS OF YOUR CAT?
Your cat is scratching at the ears? Does he tend to hold his head tilted? It is possible that he suffers from ear mites, a parasitic condition very often responsible for otitis externa in cats. Treat and clean his ears will be necessary …

Do not let things drag on: an earache is painful for the cat and can easily get complicated: if an infection develops, your cat’s eardrums may perforate.

How to treat a cat’s ears?
If your vet confirms that your cat has an ear infection, he will prescribe treatment to relieve it. Traditional local treatment should be done every 2 to 5 days for at least 3 to 4 weeks. Experience shows that many owners, even if they are eager to do well, are quickly discouraged to have to fight with their cat to clean his ears. The product is then poorly administered or the treatment is stopped too early, which facilitates the recurrence of otitis. In some cases, the veterinarian will choose to inject the cat with a pest control product that requires only one administration.

When should a cat’s ears be cleaned?
Cleansing a cat’s ears facilitates the evacuation of cellular debris and earwax, the production of which increases with otitis. The excessive production of cerumen is favorable for the maceration and the proliferation of bacteria or yeasts. Cleaning the ears reduces the risk of developing bacteria or fungi in the ear canals.

Ears cleaning is recommended after treatment of ear mites (or cat’s ear mites), once the parasites are killed. This disease often causes the formation of a brownish cerumen (whereas it should be rather whitish normally).

Which product to choose to clean the ears of a cat?
The choice of the cleaning product is very important: to dissolve the wax accumulated in the cat’s ear, the solution must be lipophilic, that is to say, it can be easily mixed with fatty secretions. Your veterinarian will recommend an ear cleaning solution that is appropriate for the situation.

How to clean the ears of a cat?
It is not always easy to give a cat medicine or to treat him. If you are worried that your cat is not cooperative, have someone help you keep him stationary.

Insert the tip into the conduit. You do not risk perforating the eardrum because in the cat, the ear canal is long and has a bent shape.
Instill the recommended amount of the ear solution in the ear canal.
Gently massage the base of the ear for a few seconds to give the product time to act.
Let go of the cat’s head: he will then shake his ears and the debris dissolved in the conduit will be eliminated.
Do not clean your cat’s ears with cotton-coated sticks: they are aggressive to the lining of the ear canal.

How should I feed a sick cat?
An ear
infection is not dangerous for the cat if it is treated in time. He does not need a special diet! Continue to feed it with its croquettes: Purina® One cat food, for example, which offers kibble croquettes; kibble for adult cat; croquettes for senior cat …