Animal Ear Care
Ear care can be one of the most neglected areas of health care for our pets. Sometimes we worry about being mean to our pets when if we don’t clean their ears, that can cause health issues or not catching mites when they first occur.
If you have a young cat, it is best to start cleaning their ears as soon as you can. This will get them used to the idea and find that it is just a routine thing they endure once a month. You are not hurting them by doing this, just do not dig in the ear, be careful when cleaning and do not get flustered. Your cat will sense if you are.
Remember to only clean your cat’s ears when the cat is generally happy. An angry cat will not stand for the cleaning and will most likely try to scratch you. DO NOT punish the cat if they try to do that, it is just cat behavior.
Cleaning your cat’s ears can help determine if there is an infection, mites, yeast infection, or any other issues going on. It doesn’t take long and sometimes if you rub your cat’s ears after, they will start to forgive you for doing so even quicker.
If you want more information on how to clean your cat’s ears properly, here is an article. I am sure that most of the information is also very relevant to keeping your dog’s ears clean.