How do cats get ear mites?

Ear mites are highly contagious between different animals but are rarely on people. They can be found on rabbits, dogs and ferrets for example.

It is likely that a cat has been infected from going outside and picking them up from the ground where another animal has been.

I have read that cats can become infected even though they are full-time indoor cats. Perhaps the humans walked the mites in.

They can travel from the ear canal to other areas of the body.

Ear mites are distressing for a cat and should be treated promptly. A veterinarian should check this out.

Your cat will show signs of the presence of ear mites by shaking his head and scratching and/or pawing at his ears.

You can see dry crumbly, dark brown waxy discharge inside the ear. It can smell badly. Scratching the ears might break the skin causing scabs and loss of hair.

See cat ear mites for more. And this page contains information about a natural treatment for cat ear mites.
How do cats get ear mites? How do cats get ear mites? Reviewed by Michael Broad on October 17, 2011 Rating: 5

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