Cat With Mites In Ear

by Sanna
(Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

Reader Question: How Severe Is It For A Cat To Have Mites In Its Ear?

Recently my cat was diagnosed with mites in his ears. It’s black in color but he stopped eating. Initially when he got fever I took him to wet. And he was treated only for fever. But within few days I observed his ears and today dry declared its might. But I am unable to understand the way my vet is treating it. A few injections were given and ointment was used on ears, but I guess his situation is getting bad to worse. Since he does not eat anything and is completely weak. I have been asking for follow up.

Is it life threatening/curable and what best can I do to save him? I am feeling very depressed. I Google and tried home remedy like drops of olive oil on his ears...

Please help.

Veterinarian Answers Reader Question Regarding Kitten With Mites In Its Ears


It would be very unusual for an ear mite infestation to make a cat as sick as you describe. Typically, affected cats continue to eat, drink, play, etc. while simply shaking their heads and scratching their ears more than normal. I am concerned that your cat has another problem in addition to ear mites. Please do follow up with your veterinarian as it sounds like his condition might be quite serious.

Best of luck,

Jennifer Coates, DVM

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Mar 01, 2013
Convenia injection
by: Anonymous

It sounds like your cat was treated with an antibiotic INJECTION for the simple infection. The Convenia has been known to cause death in cats and should only be used if you absolutely cannot give the cat pills or if topical solutions would not suffice.

Check if the vet gave your cat an antibiotic injection.... that is probably what made a simple infection a serious problem.

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