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i got my kitten at 4 weeks and ive had her for about 3 and a half weeks.
she hasnt been around any other cats or dogs since ive gotten her but just today i noticed both ears had a small amount of harsldish wax towards the tip of her ears and i also noticed noticed one small black speck after googeling im afraid it might be ear mites :(
my question is if ive had her for over 3 weeks with clean ears untill now would it hav taken this long for small signs to show up
 

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If you're only seeing dirt on the tip of her ear and not down in the canal, then it's not likely to be mites. Mites live down in the canal, not on the outer edges. Mites themselves are whitish, not black.

I'd just clean the ear off and then keep an eye on it.
 

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Ear mites are a common infestation in ears especially if kitty was feral or stray. By your description it sounds like she may have ear mites, but it's best to take her to the vet to have it verified, and get the proper medication if she has them. Ear mites, besides being painful and very irritating to the kitty, could result in deafness.
 
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