Ear Mites - Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Treatment generally begins with a thorough cleaning of the cat’s ears to remove any wax or debris that may shield the mites from topical medications. “There are many topical, oral, and systemic agents,” Dr. Miller notes, “and most—such as ivermectin—are highly effective. Even one old-time remedy—baby oil—can do the job. A few drops put into an affected ear several times a day for a month or so will usually smother the mites.”

Most OTC ear mite medications contain only an insecticide in an oily base.

I recently got a kitten and learned the next day when I took her to the vet that she had ear mites. The vet cleaned her ears in the office and gave her the first treatment of tresaderm. I asked her if I would need to clean the ears while giving my kitten the medication and she said I shouldn't have too. Should I be?
She said to give the tresaderm twice daily (every 12 hrs) for 7 days then once daily for 14 days. This is the last day of the first seven days and my kitten is still scratching. I also have another 5 year old cat that I have been treating because she has been in contact with the kitten. I have noticed that she is scratching her ears as well. Is this normal?
Also, tonight when I gave the kitten the tresaderm, there was red on the tip of the bottle when taking it out of her ear, but when I looked in her ear I didn't see any noticible bleeding; however, here was dark brown kind of dark red specks. Would this be dried blood? Is this normal? Her ears don't appear to be red like he medication is irritating them. How long does it take for he meds to work?
Sorry for all the questions, I just worry because you just never know!
Thank you!

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Pin veterinary-medicine-ear-swab-of-a-cats-revealing-heavy-mite picture to pinterest. Hi there, I've got a cat, Sam, that has ear mites. The vet gave him one melbemite treatment, and also one dose of the heartworm medication on his back. I went home with Malacetic Otic as well as Tresaderm. I've been cleaning the ears twice a day, and adding one tresaderm drop to each ear afterwards. But, I forgot to refrigerate the Tresaderm, so its useless now. I was wondering if I still need use that, since it seems the mites are gone, and there is no yeast infection. The vet says I need to buy another Tresaderm, but I'd would rather not if its not really necessary. It would be great to get your opinion, I find your blog very useful. Thanks so much!

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Your veterinarian will advise you about which insecticidal products are suitable. There are several ear medications licensed for the treatment of ear mites in pets. No medication can penetrate the eggs or pupae, so treatment is directed at killing the adult and larval forms. Because of the length of the life cycle, it is necessary for the entire course of treatment to last a minimum of three weeks. There are no products licensed for use on the house or on an animal's skin but many products licensed for flea control are effective.

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