Checking your cats ears should be a regular part of your grooming routine. Signs of ear mites, ear infections and ear hematomas are three common ear disorders that your want to look for.
- Black or yellowish discharge
- Frequent head shaking
- Head tilt
- Loss of balance
- Sensitivity around the area
- Accumulation of wax
If you notice any of these signs, you will want to consult your veterinarian.
How to Clean Cat Ears
But, for routine ear cleaning, you’ll need a liquid ear cleaner and a few clean cotton balls.
Pour a few drops of liquid ear cleaner into your cat’s ears, and rub the base of the ears for about 30 seconds. Let your cat relax and shake his head so that the cleaner loosen any debris and/or wax.
Moisten a cotton ball with ear cleaner and gently wipe away any debris or earwax on the inside of the ear. Do not rub the debris into the ear, but lift it away.
Do not try to insert a cotton ball or Q-tip into the ear canal, as you may cause trauma to the ear.