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How to Clean Your Cat’s Ears

September 2nd, 2010 · No Comments · Cat Care, Cat Grooming, Cat Health


Always inspect your cat’s ears as part of regular cat grooming.  Grip the top of the ear and gently turn the ear flap inside out until you can clearly see the interior. If the ear appears clean there is no need for you to clean it. If your cat has any discharge other than brown ear-wax or dirt, you should take kitty to the vet for any bacterial, fungal infection or a mite infestation.

 Start cleaning with dropping some ear cleaner into the cat’s ears.  Rub the base of the ear for 20-45 seconds to “work-in” the cleanser. Leave your cat alone for a minute or two, to allow her to shake her head to further dislodge buildup. Next moisten a cotton ball or gauze pad and gently swab the cat’s ears. Do not use a Q-Tip unless instructed to do so by your vet.

And finally following  the ear cleaning praise your cat with a treat.


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