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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-07-2006, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ear health

My cats seem to occasionally develop excessive ear wax and yeast infections. I am wondering if this is a potential environmental issue. What are the known causes of chronic ear problems? Is there anything I can do to minimize the risk? Fortunately all the ear tests and cleaning only comes out to about $100, but I would rather not be paying anything at all if I can avoid it through more diligent hygiene.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-07-2006, 01:43 PM
 
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I know there is a way you can clean them yourself...hmmm, I shall look for it and post it when I've found it. I think some cats are just more prone to dirty ears, just like humans. I shall go and look for that link on how to clean cats ears.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-07-2006, 02:42 PM
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Spamlet is right....I treated poor Trace for earmites 3 times in a two month period, then finally took him to the vet. She removed a sample, checked it out and said "Nope.....he just has dirty ears".

Luckily, Trace is one of those cats that don't mind too much if you work around his ears, so ever so often I was use a warm washcloth to clean out what I can, I don't want to put anything too small into his ears that might damage them.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-07-2006, 02:59 PM
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I use baby wipes.
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I use baby wipes.
Ooooh, good idea
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-07-2006, 03:50 PM
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It's gotten to the point that whenever they hear the lid opening on the wipes, they scatter. You should see 8 cats and 2 dogs all running in different directions at the same time.
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