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My kitten had/has ear mites about a week ago and the vet treated them with milbemite and his ears still seem to be itchy like they were before and still a little dirty just not as bad. Anyone know if this medicine is or isn't very good and maybe didn't take care of it all?
 

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Milbemite is made by Novartis, which is a reputable company that brings us cat products such as Capstar, Program, Interceptor, and many more. Milbemite can take up to 30 days for 100% effectiveness, but different products work differently for each cat. If symptoms persist when nearing the 30 days, you will need to contact your veterinarian for a second round or a different product. Some debris may remain at the end of the 30 days, but the itching should stop. Sometimes, flushing the ear prior to the application can speed up the process but is not necessary for effectiveness. In the meantime, check with your veterinarian, but just a little warm water on a cotton ball, not a cotton swab or Q-tip, and gently wiping out some of the debris may help ease the itchy feeling. You don't want to make the cotton ball too wet, just lightly moisten it, and don't push it down into the ear canal. The warm water should help to loosen the debris and then stick to the cotton ball. Just wipe out what you can see, if he will let you. If not, it sounds like the ears are looking better and hopefully will continue to do so. If the itching continues to get worse or he causes his ears to bleed, contact your doctor immediately. Hope this helps!
 
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