Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar_universal
My cat's ears are always dirty!
My cat (Chinxy) has got the dirtiest ears!  They are not ear mites, b/c the other two cats here would have them.  It's like a sticky brownish color.  They don't seem to itch him, and loves for me to clean them.  Like I said the other two cats are not as dirty, but I was just wondering if this is normal.  Any suggestions?
Cancel
4 Answers
Page 1 of 1
541150_tn?1306037443
How often do you clean your cat's ears?

Some discharge is normal. I'm not sure if what you describe would fall into the category of Normal because each cat is different. Does he go outside? Have you asked a vet what this could be?  I would think that this could be caused by ear mites or ear mite treatment but you said he does not have ear mites. I would consult with a vet.
Comment
Cancel
541150_tn?1306037443
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
Thank you so much for responding....he is about 5 now....I clean his ears when ever I think of it....he actually likes it so that helps alot.  He is an inside cat, declawed and neutered.

He is a big boy about 25 lbs, but not really fat....his belly don't hang on the floor. LOL

I haven't asked a vet, I am not working right now, and they've always been like this, when he was a kitten, the vet never said anything....I clean them about once a week, sometimes less....but if I cleaned them now they'd prob be dirty again in a couple days.  Gross I know!

No, he's not itchy and doesn't go outside, indoor cats for me only...I love them too much to let any one hurt them....some people are just too cruel to cats and I would never take any chances.  But, as I said, the other 2 cats are just fine.  One of them also likes his ears cleaned. :)

I am sure it's nothing, but I just wanted to get some other folks opinions.  Thanks
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
541150_tn?1306037443
awww krissy you are such a good mom :-)

Well if he seems bothered by it then I would ask a vet. Cats have an art for concealing pain and discomfort but I honestly think we know our felines, especially those that are indoors, way too much to not realize something wrong is happening. Trust your instincts. If you think that at this point there is no need to see a vet then great. But if you need some peace of mind there is no one like a vet to give you that. I'm sure you got a handle on this :-) You know your cat better than anyone.

Well, 25 lbs is huge!! lol I'm sure he is very pretty. I'm trying to get my older cat to eat less as he is overweight and diabetes could be a problem later on. I have another cat who eats more than my older and is still slim. Do I have a situation or what LOL
Comment
Cancel
541150_tn?1306037443
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
Happy you have him neutered, but terribly sad that you had him declawed :-(
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar_universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
My cat's ears are always dirty!
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
587315_tn?1333556383
Blank
dominosarah, and zodiacqueen commented on dominosarah's status
3 hrs ago
961574_tn?1449149056
Blank
mhv commented on LandM2009's status
8 hrs ago
5986700_tn?1380794980
Blank
spider6 commented on meegWpaw's status
10 hrs ago
Top Cats Answerers
874521_tn?1424120397
Blank
Canada..., SK
587315_tn?1333556383
Blank
242912_tn?1402547092
Blank
CA
7052683_tn?1392942395
Blank
highland beach, FL
506791_tn?1439846583
Blank
Saint Mary's County, MD
740516_tn?1360946086
Blank
Brazil
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
Canada..., SK
587315_tn?1333556383
Blank
242912_tn?1402547092
Blank
CA
7052683_tn?1392942395
Blank
highland beach, FL
506791_tn?1439846583
Blank
Saint Mary's County, MD
740516_tn?1360946086
Blank
Brazil