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What are ear mites in cats

Ear mites are tiny parasitic insects. They live in groups of five to twenty-five in the folds of the skin of cats' ears.

They burrow deep in to the skin and lay eggs. These eggs hatch into the larvae (worms). The larvae feed on the skin of the cat and cause irritation, skin damage and swelling.

How do you treat ear mites in cats?

You may need to use your vet to treat ear mites in cats. It is best to treat ear mites in cats while they are still young, before they become adults. This is because once they become adults they do not respond as well to treatment.

Ear mites in cats can be treated with medication. Your vet will usually recommend a combination of treatments to kill the mites and stop them reproducing.

What are the symptoms of ear mites in cats?

The symptoms of ear mites in cats are:

swelling around the ear

redness and irritation around the ear

scratching the ears

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