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8 weeks old - ear mites?

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by Kiona, May 14, 2010.


  1. Kiona

    Kiona PetForums Member

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    Can a kitten this young get ear mites? Not scratching or anything but ears are FILTHY (yuk)

    Will check other moglet when she wakes up. Not even sure what to be looking for as never had the problem before and scared to google images :scared:
     
  2. shutterspeed

    shutterspeed PetForums Senior

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    yes, please go and see vet!!
     
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    Hobbs had ear mites once - it is like thick dark brown/black gunk. Yuk. Not sure whether kittens as young as that could get it but I wouldn't see why not.

    Had to get stuff from the vets to clear it.
     
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    Ear mites pass from one cat to another and as you have another cat then yes
     
  5. Kiona

    Kiona PetForums Member

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    We are at vets on Tuesday anyway, he has started scratching tonight and just left a deposit of brown crud on my lovely pale yellow cushion <boak!>

    Other moglet's ears are nice and clean (for now!)
     
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    billyboysmammy PetForums VIP

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    they most certainly can get ear mites at 8wo, or it could easily be a fungal or bacterial infection... definatly a trip to the vets. If its ear mites you will need to talk to them about possible treatment for them all x
     
  7. Tje

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    I agree, ear mites is definitely a possibility, if the kitten’s mum had ear mites, the whole litter will (most likely) get them too. And chances are fairly high you might have to treat your other cat too.

    It might save you money of you take your other cat together with the kitten to the vet… often then they (with a bit of luck) just might charge one single consultation fee.

    Even though you can’t see the ear mites in the other cat, there’s a high chance she’s already caught them from the kitten, just that they’re not yet visible to the naked eye… only once they’ve been there a while and they make all that blackish coffee gunk in their ears do we know they have the mites.
     
  8. Taylorbaby

    Taylorbaby PetForums VIP

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    If the kitten has them you Still need to treat the other kitten mits spread within seconds, Ive seen it *YUK*

    You will probably be givene a special ear cleaner and some advocate, keep using it as the eggs can come back, it really works though :)
     
  9. Kiona

    Kiona PetForums Member

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    Yes tis the dreaded ear mites.

    They've got Canaural drops 2x a day and when I take them back in 3 weeks for 2nd jab they are getting Advocate, they were just a 100g under the weight for it this time.

    Wishing I hadn't worn a white summer jacket now though!
     
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