Ear mites in cats can be diagnosed through clinical signs and scraping microscopy. Cats with ear mites will show symptoms such as odor from the ear canal, dark secretions in the ear canal, the act of scratching ears, and in more severe cases, diseases such as ear hematoma and hearing impairment may also happen. Next, a microscopic examination can be performed with a sterile cotton swab scraping. Finally, you can also take your cat to the vet to check the ear canal using an otoscope. Ear mites can be found directly in the ears when cats suffer from ear mites.
Ear mites in cats are initially judged by clinical symptoms. Generally, cats infected with ear mites will show symptoms such as frequent head shaking and scratching of the ears, while the secretions in the ear canal are dark brown and accompanied by an odor. At this time, when you clean your cat's ears with cotton swabs, your cat will stomp like crazy. When cats are seriously infected with ear mites, it may also lead to ear hematoma, otitis media and other diseases, which can result in hearing impairment in cats. Daily prevention should include regular ear cleaning and deworming to keep the cat's ear canal dry and clean.
Ear mites in cats can also be examined microscopically by using a sterile cotton swab to scrape the cat's ear wax, where the mites can be observed. When the cat is diagnosed with ear mites, it needs to be isolated and treated with medication in a timely manner. Ear mites are a common parasite in the ear canal of cats and can infect other dogs and cats. During treatment, cats need to be cleaned with an ear wash, dried and then treated with medication. It is also necessary to wear a collar for cats to prevent them from scratching their ears excessively and thus causing damage to their ear skin.
Ear mites in cats can also be identified by taking the cat to the veterinary hospital and using an otoscope to inspect, as ear mites can usually be found in the cat's ear canal. During the treatment of ear mites in cats, the cat's living environment and the objects used should also be thoroughly cleaned. Treatment needs to wait until the cat is cured before terminating the medication to avoid recurrence of the condition. When the symptoms of ear scratching disappear and no mites are found under microscopic examination of the ear wax, we can say that the cat's ear mites are basically cured.