Home remedies for ear mites in cats are so important because this problem can annoy the cat by attacking the ear canal, feeding on the ear wax and skin oils causing itching, inflammation, and ear scratching by the cat. The result can be worse and worse if the mites are not treated fast as they can breed during about 3 to 4 weeks giving more adults and eggs. This can be painful for your cat but they cannot talk and explain the feeling of hundreds of mites crawling in their ears.
What causes ear mites in cats?
The causative agent of this disease is a microscopic parasite called mite which cannot be seen with naked eyes. So if it's a long period of infection with no progress you must visit your vet as it might be a bacterial or fungal infection.
Ear mites are contagious as the pathogen moves between pets through physical contact so if you have an infected animal isolates him from other pets until complete recovery. Also, Ear mites are extremely rare to be contagious to humans.
How to check for ear mites in cats?
Many different symptoms are obvious for you to get an urgent solution by using home remedies for ear mites in cats as:
Shaking their heads repeatedly.
Scratching their ears due to the itching.
Having red inflamed ears due to the scratches.
Producing a black ear discharge that may have an awful smell and block the ear canal.
Hair loss can also happen.
Home remedies for ear mites in cats:
Only if the infection was caught early you can get rid of it at home with natural products.
Steps of treatment:
1. Clean Your Cat's Ears:
Use a cotton swab with warm oil to soften the debris. You must be careful with the eardrum.
2.Use the home remedy.
3.Provide ongoing treatment:
The mites can move all over your cat's body so you will need to bathe your cat in antiparasitic shampoo to prevent reinfection.
Types of home remedies for ear mites in cats:
You can get it from any pet store.
2. Natural remedy
Many natural products can be used safely as home remedies for ear mites in cats such as:
Apple cider vinegar
This is the best of natural home remedies for ear mites in cats as it will reduce the itching and make your cat comfortable as it has highly acidic, antibacterial, and antifungal properties.
Prepare a spray solution containing 50/50 of water and apple cider vinegar. Use it twice per day inside and around the ears but be careful and avoid the eyes and any wound as the spray can be burning.
Yellow dock root
This root oil has anti-inflammatory properties that can help.
Make a solution of 10 drops of the oil to one tablespoon of water then apply it by soaking cotton balls (not swabs) in it and press and hold them gently in the cat's ears. Once or twice every day.
Massage by natural oils or vaseline
Oils such as coconut and olive oil are useful. Also, vaseline has antiseptic properties
Use eight to nine drops of warm oil or a small amount of vaseline, Massage your kitty’s ear canals to suffocate the mites.
Use the natural plant juice or purchase the gel form just make sure it is natural 100% (without) any alcohol as it can make itching worse.
Use a cotton ball with juice gently.
Although garlic may be toxic if it was ingested, It's safe for skin treatment.
Chop up 2 or 3 cloves of garlic and put it in a few tablespoons of olive oil overnight then filter the pieces of garlic, and then rub a very small amount of the liquid on the ears, Repeat once a day.
Home remedies for ear mites in cats can be helpful if you discover the infection early and it depends on natural products like oils, apple cider vinegar, vaseline, aloe vera yellow dock root, and garlic.
By/ Yaaqoub Mohammad
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