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do my cats have Otitis externa or some kind of

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by Shoong, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Shoong

    Shoong PetForums Newbie

    Jan 17, 2010
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    2 adult females, sisters, scratching around the face & head & ear twitching. No gunk visible from exterior of ears.

    Could they be scratching at some irritation in the ear canals themselves? I've been through a 2 week course of Canaural Ear drops but the problem still seems to there.

    They do seem to have a lot of those 'nodles' you get in cats ears. Could these be making a difference?

    Any ideas?
  2. buffie

    buffie Mentored by Meeko

    May 31, 2010
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    If the two week treatment has not worked then I think you have to go back to the vet .It can be dangerous to try to self diagnose and could end up making things a lot worse.
  3. Ianthi

    Ianthi PetForums VIP

    Oct 21, 2008
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    How long has this been going on?

    Have they had an ear examination at the vets? If not I would do so now to firstly rule out parasites .

    Actually what you describe are also classic signs of a food allergy. What are you feeding them at the moment and for how long? However allergies can also develop where the foods have been fed for a long time.
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