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Anonymous asked in PetsCats · 1 decade ago

Could my 4 month old kitten have ear mites?

My 4 month old kitten has black wax in one of his ears and He also has that ear kind of bent could this be ear mites or an ear infection? Also does anyone know any remedies? or should I just take him to the vet? Also his other ear a couple days ago had normal wax in it but is now getting black!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Get your kitty to the vet. Smell the cats ears, and if it stinks, it is and ear infection. Black wax sounds like mites. Only a doctor can help with that. I work at a vets. so I clean ears alot during the day. I know mites and infectionl. take kitty to the vet.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Cats can get ear mites from the time that they are just a couple weeks old. They can also get them if the mother has them. To take care of this problem, use q-tips and a little bit of vegetable oil. The vegetable oil will kill the ear mites. Use that to clean out the ears. Do this about one to two times a day depending on how bad the ears are. If it is just a wax build up, the vegetable oil will also help break that down so it would be easier to clean the ears out. This method is also consistent for dogs.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If it's black, then yes it could be an infection or ear mites, or both. Take him to the vet. They'll give you something to help treat it. Probably some ear drops.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You need to take him to the vet to have a correct diagnosis made. It could be mites but it could also be an ear infection. Either way your vet needs to prescribe the best treatment to deal with the problem.

    Source(s): vet tech for 34 years
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    this is earmites i hate to say...its best to go to the vet and get it treated you can buy over the counter stuff but it may or may not work if you take him to the vet you can get stuff that will clear it right up once i used the hartz ear mite treatment on a kitten and she had the shakes and almost went into a seizure because that stuff was so harsh just be safe and get the stuff from the vet good luck

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  • 1 decade ago

    Almost certainly ear mites. Ear mites are quite common in cats, but are very simple to treat with medication you get from your vet (drops to put in each ear). Don't buy any pet-store remedies -- they don't work. If treated promptly, you'll get rid of them and they won't return unless your cat associates with another cat that has them (ear mites are extremely contagious).

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Look inside his ears and if you see alot of black crud its a great posibility. Beleive it or not mineral oil and viniger are a great home remedy to get rid of the little pests. But it will annoy him so be careful of the fight he will put up

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  • 1 decade ago

    Take him to the vet. He has mites.

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  • 1 decade ago

    yes it is an infection i advise you to go to a vet i know that can be pricey otherwise try a Q-tip and warm water and see if that clears it up!!!!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think you should take him to the vet so the vet can take care of him.

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