Ear mites are insects
that are too small to see with the naked eye. If
the condition goes untreated, ear mites may cause
a secondary infection that must also be treated.
Ear mites are transmitted by direct contact between
your animal and another infected animal.
At the Wisconsin Humane
Society, we use Revolution, which is a topical treatment
for ear mites. There may still be some residual
debris in the ears, but further treatment should
not be necessary. If you suspect your cat may have
ear mites, see your veterinarian.
. Keep your animal
away from other animals that have ear mites.
shaking, scratching or rubbing of the affected ear.
. A thick black
crust formed in the ear canal of the animal.
. The animal
should be immediately isolated from other animals
until completion of the treatment.
veterinarian should recommend the appropriate treatment
since many forms of treatment can be effective.