Ear Problems In Cats
Your cat may tilt their head to one side or the other because of an ear problem.
Ear infections can also cause disorientation and irritability in cats.
If your cat is behaving strangely, including hiding for long periods of time, it’s usually a sign that something is seriously wrong.
Hot and swollen ear(s)
Painful ear(s) – they may become head shy or not want to be stroked
Head shaking and face rubbing
A swollen droopy earflap, also called an ‘aural haematoma’
Discharge, dirt, wax or blood from the ear(s)
A head tilt
Loss of balance
Flickering eye movements
How Can You Help Your Cat?
Regularly check your cat’s ears.
Keep your cat’s ears clean. Your vet can suggest suitable ear cleaners for your cat.
If your cat suffers from allergic skin disease, talk to your vet, or make an appointment with us, to see if there’s anything else that you can do to help your dog at home.
If you live in an area where ear mites are common, use appropriate parasite preventatives for your dog.
Not all treatments are effective against mites, so please speak to us or make an appointment with your vet to discuss the best treatment choice for your dog.