Additionally, to clean a pet's ears requires patience and respect. Do not use cotton tipped applicators to clean your pet's ears. Cotton tips are abrasive and feel like a coarse pad on the surface of your dog's sensitive ear canal. In addition, these tips can push ear debris further down into the canal making the ear infection worse. I recommend gently squirting the veterinary recommended ear cleaning solution directly into your pet's ear canal and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes before wiping it out with a lightly moistened gauze or cotton ball. It is advisable to do this activity outside or in a bathroom where the walls can be easily wiped clean after your pet shakes its head.
Your cat’s daily habits will dictate your cat ear cleaning schedule.
NOTE: At first, your cat or dog will most likely be startled by the "Ssss" sound of the ear spray. This is a normal reaction, also painless, harmless, and a small price to pay for safe and natural cat and dog ear cleaning.
Nutri-Vet Cat Ear Cleaner | Petco
If you see what appears to be "dirt" inside your cat's ears, she may have ear mites. These can be treated with a vet-prescribed ear ointment or with a few drops of mineral oil placed in the ear canal. Gently massage the base of your cat's ears to distribute the oil effectively. In addition to treating your cat's ears, you'll need to clean bedding to protect against reinfestation or spreading the mites to other cats in the home.
Cleaning Cat Ears & Eyes | Cat Eye & Ear Care | Petco
Apply generously into the ear canal. Gently massage the base of the ear. Allow pet to shake head, then clean excess with a cotton ball. For very dirty ears apply 2 to 3 times daily for several days. To keep your pet's ears clean and healthy, use 1 or 2 times weekly or as often as recommended by your veterinarian. Application after swimming is recommended.Cat ears need periodical cleaning as part of the weekly grooming process, to prevent different ear infections and the occurrenceof parasites. The ear cleaning may also be required prior to administering ear drops or medication when your pet is affected by infections or ear mites. Cleaning the cat ears using olive oil is the easiest method, as olive oil is available for anyone.