Ear Infections and Treatments to Help Cats


Do you think your cat may have otitis? Do you know how otitis may have occurred in the ears of your faithful companion? What are the symptoms, how is it treated and what consequences can it have?

If you are interested in knowing about everything related to otitis in cats, read this Animal Expert article carefully and help your pet regain its health.

What is otitis?

Otitis is the inflammation of the epithelium that lines the ear canal and the auricular pavilion. This inflammation usually causes pain and temporary hearing loss among other things. In addition, it is accompanied by many other symptoms that make it more easily identifiable and that we will explain later.

This otic problem usually occurs a lot when felines are with low defenses for some reason. It is proven that the times of the year in which otitis occurs most are spring and summer due to the increase in temperature and humidity in the environment. The spread of some possible people responsible for otitis such as ear mites is given by direct contact with an infested area or animal. In shelters, in hatcheries, in areas where there are colonies of controlled cats and in general in any area where large numbers of cats live there is very often this contagion by direct contact, because the constant control of all and In all aspects of your health it is always very difficult. Otitis can occur without contagion, that is, it occurs secondary form to trauma or to a bacterial or fungal infection due to a foreign body, among more causes.

There are various types of otitis depending on their cause and the area of ​​the ear that affects. According to the affected area we can classify it in:

  • Otitis externa: It is the most common otitis, but it is the least serious and the easiest to treat. It affects the outer ear, that is, the ear canal from the ear pinion to the eardrum. If this otitis is very severe, the atrial pavilion is very affected and the eardrum may rupture and the inflammation and condition extend to the middle ear, causing secondary otitis media.
  • Otitis media: This otitis usually occurs more commonly when an otitis externa has>

    Is there a predisposition in some type of cat?

    Firstly, to say that, generally, there is less predisposition in cats than in dogs. But, in reality any individual can suffer from otitis and within domestic cats we find that those who have a greater predisposition are those who have between one and two years.

    In addition the copies of long hair, Since they usually have a lot of hair in their ears, they also have more ease of suffering from otitis since the hairs in the ears retain more dirt and moisture. The felines that are a lot of time outdoors They are more at risk of suffering from atrial diseases, including otitis, so it is very important to periodically check their ear canals. They are also very prone to this problem of ears, but secondarily, the individuals who present the very low defenses for some other main problem.

    What are the causes of otitis?

    Otitis can be caused by various things such as foreign bodies lodged in the ear canal, bacteria, fungi (yeasts), external parasites such as mites and trauma in the area.

    Below we explain a few causes of this otic disease:

    • Ectoparasites: The ectoparasites that produce the most frequent otitis in felines are mites, microscopic external parasites but that when they occur in large numbers in an area can be seen directly. This mite is called Otodectes cynotis and it not only lodges in the ear when it infests an animal but it is also found in the skin of the head and neck.
    • Bacteria and fungi (yeasts): These are opportunistic pathogenic microorganisms that cause secondary otitis. They take advantage of situations such as excess humidity, residual water after a bath that may have remained in the ear, the presence of foreign bodies, trauma, allergies and irritations caused by cleaning products for the ears that are inappropriate for cats. The most common bacteria are Pasteurella multocida, Pseudomona aeruginosa, Proteus and E. coli. In the case of fungi, the most common is Malassezia.
    • Strange bodies: Sometimes, especially in the case of cats that are very much outside, some objects such as leaves, twigs and spikes can be introduced into the ear canal that become a foreign body lodged in our cat's ear. This object lodged in the ear canal will bother the animal that will try to remove it, usually without success, and eventually end up damaging and inflaming the ear and producing secondary otitis by bacteria or opportunistic fungi. We must avoid extracting the foreign body ourselves and letting it be done by a veterinarian with appropriate material. In cats this case of otitis is less frequent than in dogs.
    • Injuries: As we have said before, another reason that can cause secondary otitis in the ears of our partners is trauma, that is, a blow that has produced damage internally and from this inflammation and wounds take advantage of bacteria and fungi and cause otitis.

    Other diseases and problems that lead to secondary otitis: Secondary otitis usually occurs more commonly due to the aforementioned, but it can also be derived from other diseases that the feline already suffers and therefore be a symptom of these. For example:

    • Hereditary keratization problem: It is a defect in the keratization that occurs in a hereditary way. This problem in the keratization process causes inflammations and seborrhea and easily results in erythematous and cerumose secondary otitis. In case of complication it can lead to secondary purulent otitis. This case of hereditary disease usually occurs more frequently in Persian cats.
    • Atopy and food allergy: This type of allergies is more common in dogs but is also seen in domestic cats. They can produce secondary otitis, especially when these allergic processes have produced>

      What symptoms does otitis manifest in cats?

      The signs and symptoms that our feline will present in case of otitis will depend and will vary, especially in the degree of intensity of these, of the cause of otitis. The symptoms we will recognize are:

      • Frequent shaking of the head.
      • Head tilt If it occurs only to one side, this indicates unilateral otitis that is usually caused by the presence of a foreign body in that ear. If the two ears bother you, they will alternate the side as they bother you the most.
      • Pain in the area when we caress them. They usually complain and meow a lot and even scream due to pain.
      • Itching that can range from moderate to severe.
      • Due to pruritus, the ears and neck are often scratched and rubbed until wounds occur in the area.
      • Ear area reddened and swollen.
      • Irritation, exudation and pyoderma of the entire affected area.
      • Bad mood and even aggressiveness, no desire to play and can happen to stop eating because of the great discomfort and pain they may be having.
      • Abundant dark earwax in the ears.
      • Hearing loss.
      • Bad smell in the ears.
      • Hair loss in areas affected by excessive scratching caused by itching.
      • Presence of mites in the ears. In case of presenting a very severe mite infestation, it should be borne in mind that it may be a case of defenses too low due to FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus).
      • Otohematoma: Problem derived from excessive scratching and continuous shaking of the head. Otohematomas are blood accumulation in the atrial pavilion and appear on the concave surface of the ear, between the cartilage and the skin or inside the cartilage, when the blood capillaries break. Externally it looks like a ball in the ear, which bothers the animal a lot and is very hot. The only solution is surgery.

      It is of vital importance for the result of our partner's health that we immediately detect only one of these symptoms we go to our veterinarian Trusted to review and advise us.

      How can we prevent and treat it?

      Here are some tips and remedies to prevent and treat otitis in cats:

      • Keep track of your health from home: It is of vital importance that we periodically, whenever we brush and bathe our pets, look at the state of various areas of their body including the ears. If we detect any symptoms of those described above we should not hesitate to go to the veterinarian as soon as possible and thus avoid pain, discomfort and complications to our friends.
      • Prevent the ears from being dirty: When we groom our cats we must look at the dirt they may have in the ears. If you see that you need to clean some accumulated earwax, it is usually every two or three weeks, we will never use the cotton swabs that we usually use. We must think that with a stick, we can do a lot of damage to the inner ear in case of sudden movement, even breaking the eardrum. Therefore, the best way to clean the ear is with a sterile gauze wrapped in our finger and wet with physiological serum and gently remove the dirt only from the area of ​​the auricular pavilion, that is, only the dirt in the area we see and not deepen.

      There are drops or otic cleaners, but because felines are very sensitive to medications and products in general, whether chemical or natural, we must use one that has been expressly prescribed by our trusted veterinarian and never one that we see in the store of Animals and it seems good. Above all, we should never use a product for dogs that is not expressly indicated for cats, since these types of substances that cause irritation are also an important cause of otitis in our cats. In addition, in case of being long-haired specimens, we can ask the veterinarian to occasionally cut the hairs from their ears to avoid the accumulation of dirt.

      • Prevent the ears from getting wet: When we bathe them we must prevent soap and water from entering. A simple way is, with cotton swabs spread on a little petroleum jelly, to plug the ears gently so that we can then easily remove them. It is very important to remember to remove these plugs because if we leave them there they will bother our pet, but also if it does not get them out by itself, they will turn out to be a foreign body lodged in the ear and can end up producing otitis. To remove any residual petroleum jelly, cotton or if there is water, we will use a sterile gauze wrapped in a finger to remove and dry. It is very important that there is no abundant water or pressure to prevent rupture of the eardrum, but if the ear becomes wet we must also make sure that we leave it dry and clean.
      • Regular veterinary review: Each time the veterinarian visits them, either by routine or by something more specific, you should check the condition of your ears more thoroughly than we can do from home. In this way we will avoid that if an otitis occurs we take too long to realize and the consequences are more serious.
      • Follow The treatment indicated by the veterinarian: In case of suffering from otitis, the veterinarian will offer us a treatment to follow which will be very important to do conscientiously and even if it seems that the problem has been solved we must continue until the end of the treatment. The treatment will depend on the type of otitis we face, but mainly it will be:
      1. First remove the foreign body if there is one.
      2. Perform a cleaning and drying of the ear.
      3. Make sure what is the cause to apply the appropriate treatment:
      • Strange body: The veterinarian must remove the foreign body to be able to perform otitis cures. Once the foreign body is removed, we will perform the cures with the otic and topical medications that our veterinarian has given us and apply them as we have explained.
      • Bacteria: A cleaning with water or physiological serum should be performed so that the specialist can better check the entire ear canal. In case of a bacterial otitis, we will prescribe some topical and antibacterial otic product.
      • Fungi (yeasts): In this case, once the veterinarian has been able to determine that fungi are the cause, we will prescribe the appropriate fungicidal product.
      • Ectoparasites: Mites are the ectoparasites that cause the most common otitis. The veterinarian will prescribe an antiparasitic as a pipette to distribute in the area of ​​the animal's cross and an acaricidal otic product. Anti-inflammatories to reduce inflammation and pain caused by otitis.

      If all of the above does not take effect or from the beginning the veterinarian considers that it is the only solution, surgical treatment will be performed.

      We must know that when an animal ear drops of any kind are applied to the ear, the animal will then shake its head to expel them from the inside of its ear as it is annoying. But it is very important to continue with the treatment and let them shake their heads to more easily expel dirt. In addition, even if the otitis has apparently healed, we must finish the treatment as directed by the specialist and make it last as long as he tells us. It is very important to extend another week, after the otitis is apparently cured, to make sure that the otitis does not reappear easily.

        The Elizabethan necklace: Surely, the veterinarian will offer us, as a support for the treatment, an Elizabethan collar to place our pet, this collar may seem like a nuisance to them but we must let them get used and take it as it will prevent them from continuing to scratch themselves out of control and get more beautiful

      This article is purely informative, at we have no power to prescribe veterinary treatments or make any kind of diagnosis. We invite you to take your pet to the veterinarian in case he presents any type of condition or discomfort.

      If you want to read more articles similar to Otitis in cats, we recommend you go to our Other health problems section.

      Otitis externa

      When the outermost part of the ear, that is, from the auricular pavilion to the eardrum, becomes inflamed, we are talking about the cat having otitis externa. It is the most common in these animals, especially if they are between 1 and 2 years old, and if they go abroad. During the spring it is when we will have to be much more careful and have better control, since It is during this season when more cases of otitis occur due to high temperatures and environmental humidity.

      Also, if we bathe it regularly It is very important to avoid getting water, antiparasitics or anything else (such as shampoo) in your ear, otherwise we would cause pain and discomfort. To avoid this, it will simply be enough to put a cotton cap on the ear impregnated with liquid petroleum jelly.

      Otitis media

      This type of otitis is nothing more than a poorly cured or untreated otitis externa. It occurs when the middle ear has become inflamed. In severe cases it may even have broken. Cats that have otitis media may notice a hearing loss, which will be more or less important depending on how advanced the infection is.

      Internal otitis

      Due to its location, it is the most difficult to cure. It usually occurs after trauma or due to poorly cured external or middle otitis. In this case, we might think that our furry is becoming deaf in one ear, and that isThe infection will have advanced so much that it will have clogged the ear canal.

      Strange bodies

      Although it is not very common, the truth is that the cat's ear can also end with a spike inside. If that happens, the veterinarian should remove it carefully, under general anesthesia. Usually, after 2-3 days you will have fully recovered.

      The mite that causes otitis in cats is called Otodectes cynotis. It is, by far, the most common cause, and also one of the easiest to treat: you just have to apply a pipette that ends the mites, and drops The vet will tell you directly in the ear.

      Symptoms of otitis

      This is a really very annoying disease that will make the cat feel very bad, very uncomfortable. You will not be able to lead a normal life until you have fully recovered. To find out if it has been infected, The most common symptoms are:

      • Shake your head hard and carry it from side to side.
      • Scratch your ears frequently and very strongly.
      • Try to scratch your ears against furniture, carpet or other object.
      • Appearance of liquid> Treatment of otitis

      If we suspect that our cat has otitis, the first thing we have to do is take him to the vet to examine it and put the most appropriate treatment as appropriate, since depending on the type and what caused it, you will have to administer some medications or others. Now, at home, in addition to giving you the treatment you indicate, we can do a number of things to improve it.

      Otitis prevention

      Otitis is a disease that can be prevented if from time to time (about 4-5 times a week) we examine our animals ourselves: mouth, eyes, tail, legs ... and of course their ears. This way, it will be easier for us to know if you have any problems. Further, If you notice any change in their behavior, it is probably because there is something that is causing pain or discomfort. Reason more than enough to go to the specialist.

      Otitis in cats can be cured by following the treatment imposed by a professional. Be patient and give him many pampering, and will recover much sooner than expected 😉.

      74 comments, leave yours

      My cat is having a discharge in the ears of brown, clean and it is reproduced the next day .. what can I do while I have the chance to take it to the vet

      Hi Klever.
      You probably have mites in your ear. To treat it you have to put a few special drops - for sale in veterinary clinics and in pharmacies - inside the ear, and give it a massage.

      I have a cat with its face inflated on the side with the hurt of other cats and that it looks like a hard ball and I don't know how to get it down. It fills it with an AGUITA from the inchason as it has under the inchasonq. egg .and it came out of that wound of catselizaveth

      Hello, Elizabeth.
      I recommend you take it to the vet. I am not a veterinarian.
      The specialist will know what you have to do.
      I hope cat gets better soon.
      Greetings and encouragement.

      I adopted a 3 month old kitten and realized that he has a black discharge in his ears, he often scratches himself too. Will it be infection or has it been a long time without the necessary care? Thank you!

      Hello Leslie.
      You probably have mites. You can put an insecticide pipette that, in addition to fighting fleas and ticks, also eliminates mites. The vet can tell you which one is the most suitable for kitten.
      Greetings, and congratulations on the new furry family member 🙂.

      Hello, my cat is about 2 years old and yesterday she got sick, she was very warm and only spent sleeping, did not eat or drink water, try to give her water with a syringe but it didn't work much, anyway.
      Today in the morning I noticed that it was already a little better but when I took it I noticed that from the left ear it came out as a stinking yellow secretion, it slipped down his face, also has strange eyes, the white part covers the middle of the left eye, no I can take her to the vet: c: '(
      Which may be?

      Hello little girl.
      You probably have a bacterial infection in the ear.
      I recommend cleaning it (the outer part, without deepening in the ear canal) with gauze moistened in a mixture of hydrogen peroxide with 50% normal water. Then dry it with a soft cloth, and put an antibiotic cream on it. This cream is preferable to give it to you by a veterinarian, after doing an exam, but in pharmacies you can also get it (important: you have to tell it that it is for cats).

      Thank you very much for the information !! unfortunately I left a cat in a very nice nursery where children visit her and my cat died of ear infection ... says she woke up dead was 9 or 10 years old at most-it was in February ... when I had to travel ... I still do not assume it-I think it was not attended-thank you !! (I await possible response)

      Hi Maria Teresa.
      It's hard to know exactly what happened, and you can't judge anyone without having proof. What is certain is that the sooner an infection, illness or any other health problem is treated, the more likely it is that recovery will be rapid and total.
      I feel the loss of your cat. Much encouragement.

      Hi Monica, I have a cat of 20 years, about a month ago he has stopped eating as he normally did, and for 15 days now almost nothing, he just spends it drinking water, and I have noticed that his urine is foamy, feces has 3 days ago, I imagine that it is x that almost does not eat, but I have also noticed that when he called him he does not listen to me, he notices my presence until I am in front of him, so I do not know if any of the aforementioned is a symptom of otitis or something else, a veterinarian recommended applying necain, I appreciate you can help me.

      Hi Duqmi.
      20 years already ... Wow 🙂
      Well, they can be several things, but I think it can be a set of two problems: hearing loss due to their age, and possible infection. Necain will be responsible for eliminating microorganisms that may be damaging your health.
      Anyway, it would not hurt to request a hearing test, just in case.

      For him to eat, you can make broth with chicken. It is important that you eat, even just that.

      Greetings and much encouragement.

      Hello! I have a 4-month-old kitten and when she moves her ear it sounds and scratches her two months ago she had otitis and the veterinarian indicated a few drops of a pipette and heals well because she has become ill again if she live cleaning and does not come out to the street 🙁

      Hello Caroline.
      From what you say, it seems that he has otitis again. Sometimes they don't finish healing at all.
      I recommend that you administer the drops again, and it does not hurt to put a pipette against the mites.

      Hello my cat began to shake the ears like when we touch them and it bothers them hehe I don't know what the cause will be since it has no smell in the ear has secretions or anything strange does not scratch them either just stand still either stopped sitting and nas moves like that! Why is it?

      Hi Cintia.
      I may have the odd parasite. I recommend you put an antiparasitic pipette, and if I continue the problem, take it to the veterinarian.
      Most likely it is nothing serious, but it is worth taking it if the pipette is not solved.

      Hello, an old lady I know has a cat (they live in the middle of the field and the cat goes where it wants). Today I went to see them and I realized that their ears are full of a light-colored and dry-looking earwax. With great care I have taken everything I could, until I have seen that the ear is completely covered. Its owner is very old and cannot take the animal to the veterinarian ... should she take it? What can be? Thank you very much in advance

      Hello Irene.
      From what you tell, it seems that some mites have settled in the cat's ears. Being in the field, this is a common problem.
      I recommend you put a pipette. This should be enough, but if it gets worse, a visit to the veterinarian is not over.

      Hi Monica, my cat had a liquid secretion and some consistency a little denser, like mucus, almost transparent. He scratched a lot and moved his ear. I took her to a Veterinarian who indicated an antibiotic called “CONVENIA”, but since they didn't have it, she instructed me to try to get it. I couldn't get it anywhere and my cat seemed to get worse, so I took her to another place where they attend day and night. There they sold me the same drug (Cephalexin 500) but in tablets, with the indication of giving it a quarter of a pill every 12 hours for 10 days. I could only give him three quarters, since today, after giving him his fourth dose, he vomited. I called the Vet. and they told me to stop the treatment and that they would try to get another antibiotic that is effective for both otitis and a urinary infection (my cat has suffered many and repeated with very frequent unrinary infections in recent times). What I want to consult is if there is any other treatment, one that is for local use, that is not compressed, that is as effective as CONVENIA (which they tell me is missing) but that does not harm your liver, since in the last blood test, presented liver values ​​outside the normal.
      Thank you!

      Hello, Luz.
      I'm sorry for what your cat is going through 🙁
      I can't help you with medications because I'm not a veterinarian. What I do recommend is tea tree oil, which you can get at any herbalist. To apply it, you just have to heat it a little - without burning it - and pour 2-3 drops into the affected ear three times a day.

      Another remedy is to heat a clove of garlic crushed in olive oil. Then, it is left to rest for 1h, and is applied to the ear, three times a day as well.

      They are natural remedies that can do very well.

      I would like to ask you about my cat, it has half a paralyzed face of an infection and mites. If the infection improves the face will it get well? Can you die of the infection even if it is being treated? Thank you.

      Hi Alexia.
      In principle it would have to be well, but that can be better told by the veterinarian.

      I have an 8-month-old kitten that started sleeping all day (first vomited). He has been apathetic for 3 days, he walks well although he does not play or looks active. I have noticed in the upper part of his back (slightly behind the head) that occasionally they give him as spasms that are visible to the naked eye in the muscle. What could it be? Aye also visited the sandbox several times and in the end did nothing. (But this morning if, that is, what power can, both poop and pee) Is it a urine infection? Thanks and best regards.

      Hi Mishy
      I think I might have a nervous system disorder, but this should be confirmed (or denied) by a veterinarian.
      Better not to miss, as it could make your condition worse.
      Much encouragement!

      Hi, I have a 3-year-old cat and I think I have an infection because his right ear hurts, he has a bad smell and he has a brown earwax, I have cleaned his ear with axigenated water but the smell is getting stronger, maybe he Can I apply something in your ear apart from cleaning it externally?

      Hello leidy.
      You may have otitis. I would recommend you take it to the vet to give you a eye drops.

      I have an 8-month-old cat and about three days ago the back of his ear swelled up. He scratches and today I rebounded him and had a slight wound, the swelling persists, am I very scared what could it be? Otitis?

      Hi Stefany.
      I'm not a veterinarian, but I don't think it's otitis. It can be an abscess, which a veterinarian will treat and solve quickly, or it can be something more serious.
      Therefore, I advise you to take it to examine it.

      Hello! I have a three-year-old Persian cat and has had a dark brown secretion in his right ear for about ten days. He wiped it with isopos and takes 7 days of treatment with natalene but still follows the secretion although clearer .. It is normal that Even if it takes seven days of treatment, does the secretion continue? If I stop putting it on one day it becomes dark again .. I am afraid that it is something else, although it is in good spirits and eats well

      Hi Itziar.
      Yes it's normal. Ear infections take a long time to heal. Anyway, if you see 3 more days go by and it doesn't improve, or if it gets worse, take it back to the vet in case.

      Hi Mr. Monica! thanks for all the information, it has been very useful

      I'm glad you found it useful, Mercedes 🙂

      Hello, I have a 6 month old kitten more than two weeks ago that I noticed that she scratched her ears a lot and took her to the vet, she told me it was otitis externa, she recommended a few drops which I administered twice a day, all good a few days ago They discharged because she no longer had otitis, now she has black spots in her dark circles that are multiplying more and more throughout the area of ​​the ear and the part of the head takes her again and they told me it was normal. But I don't know what it can be, I'm afraid help!

      Hello, Elizabeth.
      After going through an otitis, or having any infection in the ears, sometimes the accumulation of wax is normal. You can look to remove it with a gauze moistened in warm water, but remove only that from the outermost part of the ear.
      Anyway, is it dewormed? If not, I would recommend putting a pipette to fight fleas, ticks and mites. It is a bit more expensive than the others, but they are very effective.

      Hello, If you are dewormed and every month I put a 6% revolution pipette, I stopped administering the Transimed drops but every time I see your ear it has more wax or something similar to dark brown half fat brown scabs, I don't know if they will be mites or excess of wax but every day he continuously cleaned his ears, I went to another veterinarian and he told me that it could be a type of dermatitis, something totally unequal. when you clean it deeper, that brown wax similar to scabs still comes out. I don't know since it can be 🙁

      Hello, Elizabeth.
      You have to be patient. Infections can take a long time to cure. My advice is to keep wiping his ears. Courage, you'll see that over time it will improve.

      Thank you yes, it is my baby and I feel so sorry that I have this but my with my care I know that it has improved a lot, and I will continue like this very fast thanks
      Greetings from Copiapo 🙂

      Yes I understand. One of my cats was with conjunctivitis several months in a row. Sometimes it seemed to improve, but the next day it was the same or worse. But over time he recovered. That is why it is essential to be patient, with the veterinary treatment you will recover. Regards 🙂

      Hola tengo una gatita de 2meses y medio la lleve al veterinario y me dijo que tenia acaros y le limpio los oidos y me mandi unas gotas cada 4 dias si estava muy mal,lleva 1 dia sin comer con fiebre y no quiere moverse que puedo hacer

      Hola Susana.
      ¿Te dijo de ponerle las gotas cada 4 días en vez de cada día? Es extraño. Normalmente, los colirios tanto para los ojos como para los oídos se ponen varias veces al día.
      Te recomendaría volver a llevarla al veterinario, pues que tenga ahora además fiebre no es, desde luego, una buena señal.
      Para que coma, dale caldo de pollo, latas de atún o pienso húmedo para gatos. Es importante que coma.
      Un saludo, y ánimo.

      hola mi gatito se pelio con otro gato el cual lo mordio sus orejitasy tiene una infeccion muy fuerte con secrecion y mal olor que puedo hacer por el momento no puedo llevarlo al veterinario pues estoy en un lugar del cual salgo cada 60 dias con que puedo limpiarle o curarlo

      Hola Sara.
      Se las puedes limpiar con una gasa esterilizada y agua oxigenada dos o tres veces al día.
      Si tienes o puedes conseguir, le puedes poner crema o gel de Aloe vera natural para que cicatricen las heridas.

      hola buenas noches mi garito tiene 3 años y tiene pegado el oído y sé debe lesto que puedo hacer selo despegó se leve como un líquido color marrón que pienso que es lo que uso qué se le pagará

      Hola Ana.
      Puedes limpiarle los oídos -la parte más externa- con una gasa templada, pero lo ideal sería que el veterinario lo examinase y te diera unas gotas para la limpieza de los oídos, ya que podría tener otitis.

      Hello! encontré un gatito desnutrido, con parasitosis, virosis y a punto de morir de unos 2 meses que no parecía un gato, eran huesitos del tamaño de una mano que ya ni reaccionaba, estuve dos semanas completas sin dormir alimentándolo y cambiando bolsa de agua tibia cada 2 horas…(ahora tiene 4) una vez superada la urgencia de desnutrición y problemas respiratorios note las orejas caídas continuaban y sacudidas de cabeza junto a sordera progresiva y fiebre usamos gotas antibiótico y corticoide para niños que lo mejoraron por un tiempo pero ahora aunque es todo un gatito juguetón y consentido la orejita izquierda le supura y está parcialmente sordo. Lamentablemente estoy en un lugar del mundo donde las mascotas no tienen importancia y les molestan (tiran gatitos al río!!), no hay veterinarios ni acceso a remedios para gatos (no existe ni vacunas comunes como la triple gatuna, ni sustituto de leche ni nada) Te pido ayuda urgente de remedios para humanos que pudieran ser útiles!

      Hola mi.
      ¡Qué suerte tuvo ese gatito de encontrarte!
      Con la sordera lamentablemente no se puede hacer nada 🙁 , pero para las orejas puedes probar de calentar una cucharada de aceite de oliva, dejar que se enfríe un poco, y ponerle 1 o 2 gotas dentro del oído. Hay que repetir al menos 3 veces al día, hasta que mejore.
      Much encouragement.

      hola mi gatita tiene tres meses y ah estado muy incomoda sacude su cabeza y se rasca las orejas mucho el dolor no la deja dormir maulla toda la noche por dolor le hago masajes en la oreja para que se le calme pero solo momentario no se que hacer

      Hoka Diego.
      Por lo que cuentas, es probable que tenga otitis. Llévala al veterinario para que te recomiende un colirio.

      Hola tengo una gatita de 2 años la en contre en la calle cuando tenia 2 meses creo q tiene otitis pues su oido le huele mal pero le gusta salir a la calle ni mirar gente estraña le da panico y me rasguña y no se como curarala yo misma si me pudiera decir q ponerle porfavor por el momento no tengo tampoco dinero pero quiero q se mejore la queremos mucho de antemano gracias

      Hola Teresa.
      Puedes mezclar a partes iguales agua destilada y vinagre de manzana, y echárselo en los oídos. Si se pone muy nerviosa, envuélvela con una toalla, y pídele a alguien que la sujete mientras la tratas.
      Después, límpiaselos con una gasa limpia (una para cada oído). No profundices mucho, sólo limpia la parte más externa de la oreja.
      De todos modos, cuando puedas llévala al veterinario para evitar que empeore.

      Hola, tengo una gata de aprox 2 años, el problema es que hace 2 semanas la veo que se esta sacudiendo y rascando las orejas mucho, supongo que tiene otitis y debo llevarla al veterinario, pero en estos momentos no puedo llevarla y tengo miedo de que se empeore, como hago para que no le pase nada hasta que pueda llevarla al veterinario. saludos!

      Hola tsk.
      Puedes mezclar a partes iguales agua destilada y vinagre de manzana, y echárselo en los oídos.
      Después, límpiaselos con una gasa limpia (una para cada oído). No profundices mucho, sólo limpia la parte más externa de la oreja.
      De todos modos, cuando puedas llévala al veterinario para evitar que empeore.

      Buenos dias, mi gato hace unos meses pasó por una otitis y un otohematoma de ahi su oreja quedó caida, he leido que la unico solucion es quirurgica, esto es asi?? Gracias por la respuesta

      Hola Angie.
      Lo siento pero no te puedo responder a esa pregunta pues no sé. Te recomiendo que consultes con un veterinario.

      Hello! Mi gato tiene ese cerumen negro, se estaba quedando pelado en la zona de la cabeza delante de la orejas, era de tanto rascarse aparentemente, lo lleve a la veterinaria y me dio unas gotas para los acaros, me dijo que las aplique 15 dias, hoy ya van 8 dias, pero cada vez que le limpio noto que sigue produciendo ese cerumen, es normal? Y cuanto mas o menos le va a tardar en crecer pelo nuevamente?

      Hola Daiana.
      Sí, es normal. El pelo le puede tardar en crecer desde unas pocas semanas a un mes, pero en caso de duda te recomiendo consultar con un veterinario.

      Hola Monica tengo una gatita de 8 años y tiene una infeccion en la oreja derecha se incho un demasiado y le sale sangre demasiada al rascarse…esto ya va como 4 a 5meses, le curo con agua oxigenada pero nose cual seria la solucion ya q los veterinarios aca donde vivo son muy malos y no me dan un tratamiento ni una solucion…y agradeceria mucho q me aconseje algun tratamiento….o algo aca en mi ciudad hay malos veterinarios ni uno bueno…saludos

      Hola Franco.
      Yo no soy veterinaria pero puedes probar con este remedio casero: pon a calentar un poco de aceite de oliva y luego añade dos ajos machacados. Deja reposar al menos una hora, y después cuélalo. Aplícale tres gotas al oído dos o tres veces al día.

      Hi. Mi gatito tiene 9 meses y esta con los oidos supurando. El veterinario le habia mandado unas gotas para un oido pero ahora son los 2 y no le dio resultado. Q le antibiotico le puedo dar?

      Hola Marcia.
      Lo siento, pero no soy veterinaria.
      Te recomiendo consultar con el veterinario para ver qué medicamento le puedes dar.
      Espero que mejore pronto.

      Hello! Tengo un gato macho, al parecer se peleó con otro gato, por que tiene en una de sus orejitas lastimadas casi internamente, este tiene un huequito. No poseo dinero para llevarlo al veterinario ahora, agua oxigenada o pervinox uds cree que le haría bien?

      Hola Daiana.
      Sí, puedes tratarlo con agua oxigenada. También le puede ir muy bien gel de aloe vera natural, recién extraído de la planta.

      Hola quisiera saber algo esq a mi gatico de un año le dieron ácaros en sus oidos y le mandaron un líquido para limpiarlo pero resulta q hoy lo veo peorsito porq hagacha su cabecita para un lado y se rasca y su oído le suena como si tuviera un papel de dulce dentro que me sugieren que haga gracias

      Hola Vanessa.
      En estos casos lo más recomendable es llevarlo al veterinario de nuevo, por si acaso.
      Much encouragement.

      Hola hoy note que mi gato tienen unaorejita caída y se rascas que puede ser?

      Hola Irina.
      Puede que tenga algún parásito (pulgas) u otitis. Lo mejor es que lo lleves al veterinario para que te diga exactamente lo que tiene y cómo tratarlo.

      Hola, mi gato se rasca mucho la oreja, tiene una herida y le sale costra y se vuelve a rascar siempre lo hace, es por una infeccion en el odio? Lo he llevado al veterimario pero solo le dan pomadas nunca me dijeron que era infeccion en el odio.

      Hola Daniela.
      Sí, es muy posible que tenga una infección en el oído.
      De todas formas, te recomendaría desparasitarlo, por ejemplo con Stronghold para gatos que te puede dar el veterinario para eliminar todos los parásitos que pueda tener incluyendo los ácaros que afectan a los oídos.

      Hola tengo una gata de 10 años un gato le mordió su cabeza donde comienza la oreja, desde entonces la he curado con lodopovidona y con caléndula ella sacude mucho su cabeza al cabo de un tiempo solo se le hace costra le da mucha comezón y se rasca los sacude la cabeza hasta abrirse la herida y sangrar y yo la vuelvo a curar pero ya no se que hacer por q no se cura y no me quiere x q la curo, además me es muy complicado llevarla a un veterinario y no tengo dinero suficiente, ayuda plis

      Hola Miriam.
      Te recomiendo consultar con los veterinarios de
      Ellos te podrán ayudar mucho mejor que yo (no soy veterinaria).
      Much encouragement.

      Bueno mi gato que tiene 4 meses le ha salido moco o nose como se llama en el oido tambien tiene lagaña en el ojo y tiene moco
      No quiere comer lo obligo para que como y se mejore no se como le puedo limpiar y no tengo dinero para llevarlo a un veterinario que puedo hacer porfavor esta muy mal no quiero que siga asi

      Hola Pamela.
      Te recomiendo consultar con los veterinarios de (yo no lo soy).
      Espero que mejore pronto. Ánimo.

      Hola buenas tardes, dias o noches, tengo un gato macho, el tiene un olor desagradable en su oreja derecha, es un liquido amarrillo que huele muy feo.
      Le cuento,
      Mi gato llega una tarde todo lastimado y con mar olor, procedo a bañarlo pero antes de eso lo alimento.
      Ya de eso lo baño, y le pongo shampu para gatos, todo bien se le quita el mal olor, pero cuando lo seco y lo empienzo a revisar de sus herridas, me doy cuenta que en su oreja derecha hay un liquido amarrilo, me aserco huelo con mi nariz y me da un olor muy pero muy desagradable.
      Estoy pensado a llevarlo al veterinario.
      Usted que me recomienda.

      Hola Jesus.
      Yo no soy veterinaria. Si tu gato tiene eso, lo mejor es que lo vea un profesional.
      Espero que se recupere pronto.

      Causas de la Otitis felina

      Como se mencionó inicialmente, esta enfermedad generalmente es el resultado de las defensas bajas, siendo verano y primavera dos estaciones en las que se hace más común encontrar a gatos que la padecen debido al aumento de la temperatura y la humedad.

      The Otitis en gatos también puede ser causada por el contacto directo con un animal que se encuentre infestado por ácaros llamados Otodectes cynotis, que se encuentran habitando además del oído, en la piel de la cabeza y el cuello. Esto principalmente ocurre en lugares en donde se encuentran una gran cantidad de felinos, como las colonias de gatos.

      Este padecimiento también puede ser el efecto secundario de un traumatismo o una infección bacteriana causada por exceso de humedad o implementación de productos inadecuados para limpiar las orejas del gato.

      Los ácaros que causan la Otitis en gatos se llaman Otodectes cynotis

      También es probable que nuestro animal de compañía tenga en su conducto auditivo algún cuerpo extraño u objeto como hojas, ramas, o espigas y que él en su intento por quitárselo se haya lastimado y generado una inflamación.

      Otro factor a considerar es el problema hereditario de queratización, éste causa inflamaciones y seborrea dando paso así a la manifestación de la otitis.

      La Otitis felina puede ser causada también por: alergia alimentaria, hipersensibilidad por contacto, enfermedades inmunitarias como el Sida felino o la Leucemia felina, pólipos nasofaríngeos, sarna felina, trastornos seborréicos, enfermedades metabólicas, endocrinas y nutricionales.

      Recomendaciones y tratamientos para la Otitis en gatos

      • Es necesario que usted haga un seguimiento del estado de salud de su animal desde la casa, procurando inspeccionar bien sus oídos cuando lo esté cepillando o bañando para detectar así a tiempo cualquier tipo de anomalía y posteriormente llevarlo al veterinario.
      • Limpie sus oídos periódicamente, pues el cerumen acumulado puede provocar una infección, para esto se recomienda que utilice na gasa estéril mojada con suero fisiológico y retire suavemente la suciedad del área.
      • No utilice ningún tipo de gotas o limpiadores que no sean previamente formulados por un especialista, puesto que los gatos son muy sensibles a los químicos e incluso a productos naturales. Recuerde también que no es correcto utilizar medicamentos para perros en los felinos.
      • Si su gato es un ejemplar de pelaje largo, solicite a su veterinario o a un peluquero profesional de animales que le recorte los pelos de la zona de los oídos para evitar acumulación de suciedad y humedad.
      • Cuando bañe a su animal de compañía, recuerde secar muy bien los oídos.
      Si su gato es un ejemplar de pelaje largo, es necesario que mantenga corto el pelo en la zona de los oídos

      Los veterinarios tratan la Otitis en gatos generalmente mediante antibióticos y la formulación de éstos depende de la situación especifica del animal de compañía, por eso es importante que usted acuda ante un profesional.

      Lo más seguro, es que su gato deba utilizar un collar isabelino con la finalidad de que no se rasque la zona afectada y empeore la situación.

      La Otitis en gatos generalmente es tratada con antibióticos y un collar isabelino