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Old 10-17-2019, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Our new cat is amazing. After 4 weeks she turned into a cuddle bug and she is super sweet.
We got her from a foster home (via private shelter), spayed and vaccinated. But she always has been scratchy. We changed her over to grain free and wet food and it has gotten better. Maybe she was also nervous and licking / cleaning herself calmed her down.

She never liked her ears to be touched. But Now, she also started shaking her head and we can’t touch that one ear. Just to be sure, we called the vet for an “ear” appointment tomorrow. We will see how that goes ... I will also get her chipped while there and she gets a full exam. Also curious how the vet feels about her weight, how old he think she is, her teeth etc. Very exciting for me to learn more about her (not so much for her I guess Haha).
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:31 PM
 
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My rescue cat came with ear problems, too. She scratched and shook her head quite a bit before I realized how much she was doing it and made the appointment. They were full of wax, which the vet cleaned out and she had very minor infections in each, which we had to treat with drops.

Since then, I'll occasionally wrap a piece of wet paper towel around a finger and put it in a dirty ear for Gypsy to use to "scratch." She seems to get the hint and next time I look, that ear will be sparkling. They really are smart.
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:40 PM
 
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They can get an infection down in there but it's been an easy fix for us. You might get medicine and cotton swabs to use next day or so. You have to be careful not to push anything further in and to go gently with the bend of the ear.
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Old 10-18-2019, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Florida
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My rescue cat came with ear problems, too. She scratched and shook her head quite a bit before I realized how much she was doing it and made the appointment. They were full of wax, which the vet cleaned out and she had very minor infections in each, which we had to treat with drops.

Since then, I'll occasionally wrap a piece of wet paper towel around a finger and put it in a dirty ear for Gypsy to use to "scratch." She seems to get the hint and next time I look, that ear will be sparkling. They really are smart.
Exact same here. Full with wax and he mentioned yeast. They cleaned them, and we have to drop her for the next days. She didn’t like it but did great on her left ear they used 10 cotton swabs. Tons off nasty black stuff.

She is now hiding. She also got a chip and that was too much. The needle was huge!!! Poor girl. But happy her ears will feel better

Oh and she is on a diet. She has 10.6 lbs but should be around.5 max ... doing calorie count now....
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Old 10-18-2019, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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FYI, yeast in the ears can be an ongoing issue. Our Sadie has had several yeast infections in her ears. Not a dangerous thing but something to keep an eye on.
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Old 10-18-2019, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Florida
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FYI, yeast in the ears can be an ongoing issue. Our Sadie has had several yeast infections in her ears. Not a dangerous thing but something to keep an eye on.
Oh no! I hope not. I am already stressed with 10 days drops .. but will check regularly and if it’s ongoing we deal with it. Curious how they this?
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Old 11-01-2019, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Alaska
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They can get an infection down in there but it's been an easy fix for us. You might get medicine and cotton swabs to use next day or so. You have to be careful not to push anything further in and to go gently with the bend of the ear.
To be on the safe side, use a cotton ball. The cat could move suddenly and the swab has the potential to go further than it should - perhaps causing damage.
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