Cats Community
Ear-Stuff
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding your pet cats!

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Ear-Stuff

i don't know what it is my my cat has this dark brown/crusty stuff in his ears...seemed to come after using eardrops for an ear infection.  His ears are very tender.  There's alot in there, and he shakes his head often like it is irritates him (I'm sure it does).  If anyone has any suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated because I struggle on my very low income.  But at the same time I don't want my baby to suffer.  Thanx..
Tags: irritable
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar f tn
Your cat may have ear mites. My cat did the same thing by shaking his head and even scratching at and in his ear and I took him to the vet and he had ear mites and they gave me some medicine for that. If it's not ear mites, then the crusty stuff is probably annoying him and that's why he's scratching at it, to try and stop the irritation that's causing the itching. Like you said, his ears are very tender so it makes sense. Maybe you could try using a dry paper towl and gently clean his ears every now and then, that may help.
Blank
228686 tn?1211558307
You can also get OTC ear mite medicine. It's not expensive, but it's a bit messy to work with.
It could also be the infection is back. Try the medicine...but if it doesn't work, I'm afraid you'll need antibiotics. Sometimes secondary infection pops up in the ears or vaginal area of a cat as a side infection due to a primary other infection source.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
5986700 tn?1380794980
Blank
spider6, and jugglin commented on spider6's status
7 hrs ago
1580318 tn?1452015597
Blank
10356, jugglin, spider6, and dominosarah commented on msdelight's status
7 hrs ago
3060903 tn?1398568723
Blank
Nighthawk61 commented on mishymoshymarcy's status
18 hrs ago
Top Cats Answerers
874521 tn?1424120397
Blank
opus88
Canada..., SK
587315 tn?1333556383
Blank
zodiacqueen
VA
242912 tn?1402547092
Blank
Jade59
CA
7052683 tn?1392942395
Blank
CML2014
highland beach, FL
134578 tn?1455656688
Blank
AnnieBrooke
OR
506791 tn?1439846583
Blank
Piparskeggr
Saint Mary's County, MD
Cats Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Cats Answerers
874521 tn?1424120397
Blank
opus88
Canada..., SK
587315 tn?1333556383
Blank
zodiacqueen
VA
242912 tn?1402547092
Blank
Jade59
CA
7052683 tn?1392942395
Blank
CML2014
highland beach, FL
134578 tn?1455656688
Blank
AnnieBrooke
OR
506791 tn?1439846583
Blank
Piparskeggr
Saint Mary's County, MD