Thanks for the replies! I ended up called my vet but he was out yesterday, but they told me to bring in the worm I found, and the on call vet confirmed it was hookworms. Fun things kittens are born with.
So they just sent me home with medicine for him that covers hookworms, and all others...just to make sure. Then I changed his box, scrubbed it down with a tad of bleach (don't worry, I rinsed it good
) and just put a small layer of litter down, and will change it every day for a week....just to make sure. I haven't found anymore worms yet, but from what I understand, the medicine dislodges the worms, and he should digest most of them. Ok, ewwwwww!
Anyway, I asked about his ear too, and they said to just keep an eye on it for now.
I don't see a ring either. I tried to look to see if it could be ear mites...but I just can't tell. Do you think it would be alright if I used some cat ear cleaner too see if that would help him??