When a cat ears get too long or extend beyond the desired length, it can be painful. When this happens, it becomes necessary to cut them short. Fortunately, this is an easy way to do so.
While the process is not for the timid or anxious, it can be fun to watch as they explore their surroundings with their new short ears.
Cutting cat ears short can be a scary process. Make sure to get help from someone if you are not confident in your own ability to handle this health care. You can also hire a vet to do this for you but make sure you have good insurance coverage in place before letting anyone touch your cat.
Apply antibiotic ointment to the cat ear
Antibiotic ointment will prevent a cat ear infection from getting worse. However, it will not cure it either as the medication has no effect on the bacteria that spreads the infection.
The best way to apply antibiotic ointment is to wrap one end of the ear in bandage form and then carefully place the bottom of the bandage over the middle of the ear. Then gently pull up and cover. Leave it overnight to work its magic.
Some cats may not like antibiotics so make sure you replace it with something else before you need to sweep away any evidence of an infected ear. Make sure it is a good treat-able antibiotic so your cat does not get an allergy response.
Wash your hands before applying medications
Some medications such as antibiotics are dangerous if applied to blood or blood. A little bit of medication can go a long way, so be safe and only a small amount is needed!
No one wants to read a medication directions card, but it should be near the phone or computer facing device. It’s easy to look up the exact name for someone’s medication, so be careful not to miss any drops or incorrect doses.
Some medications such as antibiotics are registered as endangered species, making it harder to find. If you would like to add this medicine into your home remedy arsenal, do so only at the beginning of a infection since later infections may block the drug.
When giving medications, be sure they are out of reach of any child before putting them in your mouth or taking them!.
Keep the cat still
When there is a big lump or hole in the skin, the first step in keeping the cat home safe is to keep him or her still.
This means not jumping on or handling the cat or help from another dog. It also means not playing with toys or other large objects.
Both dogs and cats are affected by this anomaly in the skin. A small number of cats can develop a ear infection, making this a popular household item.
When one has an ear infection, you want to keep quiet so that your vet can diagnose and treat it. Your veterinarian can then tell you if it is a good match for your dog, as it may be painless.
Never try to take your cat out without having an appointment with your vet; doing it at home might help catch an infection and spread it outside of the house.
Take your cat to the vet if symptoms persist
Cats can have both normal and bad ear infections. An infection can be triggered by something in the ears that makes them become swollen, warm, and/or painful.
Symptoms of a cat ear infection may be:
Pain when trying to clean or hear the ears. You may also see water or foam coming out of the ears.
Where you rent liquid is common for cats. Kittens often try to use it as a toilet as they are growing. It can become nasty over time, making it hard to detect a infection.
Cats who have infections usually do not notice anything wrong with their ears until it gets worse. Then they must keep looking, because it is not possible to treat an infected ear on your own.