I know! I feel so sorry for her. On the other hand, I know that she is very strong cat and can handle a lot!ospunkyo said:Poor Dunga's ears! You've probably eased some of the irritation by cleaning out her ears a bit.
Sometimes the wax build up is very bad, and deep in the ear canal, and the cat will need to have it's ears cleaned out by the vet (that's what happened with Pfeffa), but it sounds like you caught it early!
I'm not sure if there is a specific way to prevent them - certainly keeping them indoors and from exposure to other cats will help.
I've had cats for over 8 years, and Pfeffa was the only one to ever get ear mites, and it was only that one time. I'm not even sure where SHE got them, since my cats are indoors only, but strays would occasionally visit us on our porch, and it was most likely from that.