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18 Feb 2009

Persian Cat Ears
Good Morning CV
I recently acquired a purebreed Persian Kitten. She is now 4 months old.
Last night she finally let me have a look in her ears (I was just curious and wanted to see what her ears looked like - as she does not use them for listening :-) She kept flattening them against her head when I tried previously. Anyway, I noticed hard crusty bits in her ears. I managed to pull a piece out with my nail, and upon closer inspection I saw a tiny moving thing on the crusty piece.
This morning I phoned my vet, and he told me that it is normal for long haired cats to have ear mites living in their ears, and that it is only a problem if their population gets out of control ????????

Now, I am looking for your opinion on this matter, as I am not sure that I am too happy with the fact that it is "  normal"  for my kitten to have nooshes living in her ears.
And, plus I am not looking forward to doing Ear Mite stock counts to check if the population is expanding !!!!!

Thanks in advance for your input.
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CyberVet
CyberVet

01 Jan 0001

Dear Natasha

In my opinion it is not normal to have ear mites in a cat. Treat the cat with Revolution for thew ear mites and buy a cleaner as well to flush the dead mites out.
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