My cat Sam has been scratching at his left ear on and off for the past couple weeks, I didnt think anything of it but for the past three days he's been going at it more than usual. I took a look at his ears today, and I did notice the one that he has been scratching at looks kind of shiny like there is wax or something at the base of the ear. I used an ear solution to clean his ear, and for now it seems to be ok, but if he starts scratching again tomorrow, I dont want to have to take him to the vet and put him through the stress just to check his ear. I have an ear medicine from my vet from when my dog got an ear infection, and it is used for both dogs and cats. Can I just use that for him and see how it goes before I have to resort to a vet visit? The ear doesnt look red or painful, and I dont see any ear mites, its just itchy for him and looks shiny at the base. Any advice would be helpful, Iv never had a cat with any ear problems.