When a cat starts to get hair stuck in its ears, it can either suffer from ear infection or infections in both ears.
It is very important to check your cat daily for infected ears. A quick feel in the ear can reveal a small amount of hair stuck in the ear.
If you see this, try to remove it with a safety pin or pull out as much as you can. Getting it out should not hurt too much as the pain receptors in the skin are not very well developed.
Once it is out, keep washing and drying the ears properly to prevent re-infection. Common home remedies such as waxing or plucking the hair out at an angle at a comfortable distance. Try not to listen to music or be noisy while doing this, because sound could cause sound to travel back into the ear and make matters worse.
Add more protein to their diet
Keeping your cat healthy is a fun way to get to know them. Like humans, cats enjoy getting attention and being fed and loved in return.
If you have a few scratches, your cat can get some protein from its food. If the food is provided, give it a few meals per day to make sure it gets enough nutrition.
Many times, cats get their protein from meatier foods than what our dogs do. Try using canned meat or something similar as your cat’s food to make sure it gets enough nutrition.
Another thing that may help is going out on a limb for your cat. If it gets hungry or feels sleepy, then let it go out into the yard or outside to meet the dog for play. Doing these safely is all about having a conversation with your cat.
Add more omega-3 oils to their diet
Cats that get too cold often may suffer from ear infection. This is because they do not get enough omega-3 oils in their diet. Fortunately, you can buy some in the market to help with this.
Omega-3 oil is a longchain neutral fatty acid found in fish such as salmon and walnuts. It helps improve the immune system, supports heart health, helps maintain skin health, and aids with digestion.
Give them turmeric supplements
Turmeric is an yellow-brown spice that comes from theCurly-Cumineseach plant. Turmermealspooned into a cat’s food can help prevent or reduce the appearance of white spots and skin dryness.
Turmermeals can also prevent hair loss and improve the oil production, which can make your cat look greasy.
If you notice any of these other symptoms, such as weak or stop eating, poor weight gain, or diarrhea, seek the aid of a vet right away. Your cat may have something more serious like hair loss or bone marrow failure.
Give them apple cider vinegar to drink
This may help in removing some of the oils that are causing the cat to have a hair infection. If you do not have apple cider vinegar at home, you can purchase it at a grocery store or online.
Cider vinegar is mostly vinegar, but it also contains various minerals and nutrients that require changing in liquid form to enter the body. This makes it more effective as a remedy.
When your cat has an ear infection, his or her ears may be filled with oil. This can make cleaning up an ear infection difficult, if not impossible, when there is even a small amount of oil present.
Applying some cider vinegar to the ears can help remove some of the oil and allow it to dry out and clean easier. Additionally, drinking some apple cider vinegar may help reduce any pain from an ear infection. Either way, these tips should lead to a better outcome for your cat.
Apply a pet oil to the ears before bedtime
The oil can be changed out every few days to prevent dryness and/or loss of scent. Try rubbing some food or a drop of liquid into your cat’s ear at bedtime to help prevent upset stomach or sleeping problems during the daytime.
By morning, the oil should have cleaned up the ears well and created coverage over the entire ear. During the day, your cat can wipe his ears a few times per hour to keep it clean.
Between wipes, let his ear dry itself out a little bit before putting in another oil. Doing this will help prevent anyEar InfectionReturnTo NormalcyVomissing or drying up, thus giving you more time to treat your cat with an herbal remedy!.
Use over-the-counter pain medications for inflammation
Many things work to reduce inflammation in the body, and even out-mechanized modern medicine. Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs (commonly called “medicinals”) are a common sight on the shelf, and can be helpful when applied to an area of pain.
When your cat has a ear infection, it is important to use an anti-inflammatory medicine. The meds may need to be changed twice a day, or even every half hour if the cat is getting re-infection times.
But this is no excuse for lack of treatment! You should be using water or mouthwash for your cat, washing hands to avoid spreading the infection, and providing comfort medications such as warm towels.
If you think your cat may have a medication allergy, look for one that is not strong or that has been reduced with ingredients. There are ways to treat an allergy without putting them through painful trials.
Take your cat to the vet if symptoms do not start to improve after 2 weeks
Feline ear infection can be scary to watch, with the hair coming out and/or dying. Ears can easily turn black and/or look weird.
It is important to take your cat to the vet if symptoms do not improve after 2 weeks of no treatment. The vet can do tests such as blood tests or check the ear for a blackened or dead edge.
If it turns out that your cat has an ear infection, then you need to go ahead and treat it! It is recommended to use a strong antibiotic like amoxicillin or Bactrim. These drugs will take a while to work but you need them for 4–6 weeks to get an effective result.
After those 6 weeks have passed, your Vet will re-evaluate the response and decide if it needs to be treated again with either medication or surgery.