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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-17-2015, 05:34 AM Thread Starter
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Kitten shaking head a lot and sometimes scratching head/ear.

When we took her to the vet after adopting her 4 months ago she had an upper respiratory infection which she got over with antibiotics she had ear mites too and got otibiotic ointment which we used and cleaned her ears with q tips. We also used a Revolution at that time and another Revolution 1 month ago. and we used in her ears and we recently cleaned them. Now I notice this throughout the day but it doesn't really seem excessive. The main time I notice this is when Princess gets up she will shake her head as if it is itching and sometimes she will itch the outside of her ears and some times the insides as well but they are clean can this be anything serious?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-18-2015, 03:03 AM
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I wonder if it's wax buildup deeper in her ears where you can't see it? Celia had very severe ear mites before I adopted her, and she's had on-and-off issues with her ears ever since. Every time we go to the vet, her ears are gross. She just gets unbelievable amounts of wax in her ears. We were at the vet recently, and she was given Zymox to soften the wax.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-18-2015, 06:18 AM
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Time for a vet visit! I suspect ear mites, but could be from an aftermath of the URI. Let the vet check out her ears for sure.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-26-2015, 03:46 PM
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I treat ear mites with Diatomaceous Earth.

Drop a little bit (abouta quarter or less of a teaspoon) in the ears - preferrably when the cat is sleeping! You have to be extremely careful NOT to drop any in the eyes, as it IS silica, and will scratch the corneas. I have to say I *have* gotten rid of ear mites using it, when I adopted a sweet little girl who was just left outside when a family moved out of their house. Treated her twice within a month or so, and never had to do it again, and she's never had the dark gunk coming out of her ears again after treating the mites.

She was about six months old, and not spayed....I knew what HER future would be if I did not take her. She's turned out to be one sweet kitteh, and very healthy! Hubby just picked her up for me to bathe this morning, and commented on how much she weighs! A huge change from the long, tall, skinny thing she was when we got her.
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We picked ear mites up somewhere a few months back. No idea where since my guys are indoor only.... I treated it and then put them on revolution. I had to clean their ears once a week for about a month for all the gunk to work it's way out of the ear canals.

They were still itchy (but not desperate like they were buggy) until their ears stopped pushing that gunk out.

Now Book is able to keep up with everyone's ears without my assistance. It took a little over a month from treatment to perfectly clean ears.
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