Three ways to get rid of ear mites in kittens and cats
The three ways to get rid of ear mites in kittens and cats are as follows:
- Cleaning the ear: The first step to getting rid of ear mites from the kitten’s ear is to get as many mites out of the ear canal as possible by cleaning the ear. Coconut oil, olive oil, or an over the counter ear cleaning solution, which is available at pet stores, may be used to clean the ear. Several drops of the ear cleaning solution or warm oil should be put into the ear canal and gently massaged. Massaging will dislodge the impacted debris and bring it up to the outer part of the ear where it can be wiped away with a cotton ball or tissue. Using cotton swabs (Q-tips) should be avoided. This may be repeated till the ears are completely clean. Ear cleaning may be followed by using an ear miticide.
- Using an ear miticide: Pyrethrin is a natural insecticide available in formulations that are specifically used in kittens and cats. One may consult with a vet on an appropriate ear miticide to be used. The directions of use on the products’ labels should be followed carefully. Multiple cleaning and treatments with ear drops are required to completely get rid of ear mites because even one surviving female mite or eggs will cause reinfection.
- Preventing the kitten from being reinfested: Ear mites may be buried deep within the kitten’s fur; hence, they also need regular treatment with flea products to get rid of mites in their body. Mites can adhere to carpets and upholstery. The house needs to be frequently vacuumed to remove the mites and their eggs. Although mites need a host to survive, they can easily lay eggs anywhere in the house. These mites rarely affect humans because the mites that can affect humans are different. Although it is possible to develop allergies because of those mites.
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