Went out looking for another tank and this is what I got!
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A cat's ear mites aren't visible to the naked eye. As 1077 states what you will see is dark gunk buildup in the ears. ...
A cat's ear mites aren't visible to the naked eye. As 1077 states what you will see is dark gunk buildup in the ears. When I adopted "Gunner" as a stray kitten she had a bad case of ear mites. Once treated she has never had them again.
I know the thread is several days old... but oh well.
When your cat has ear mites, there are lots of really obvious black spots on the inside of the ear near the opening of the canal.
Are those the mites themselves or their waste/excretion? I don't know.
I got a package of ointment from WalMart for about $3. My cat Garfield hated it also. ...So much that I had to use a towel draped over him so I could safely (not get my skin torn off my bones) sit on him and drop it in his ears.
Talk about a huge benefit worth the risk of skin loss! His ears would bother him so much. He would scratch the insides until he felt relief, but the problem was that his claws would cut himself. Whenever he scratched I'd hear a horrible meow/growl thing.
After a couple treatments to his ears (he never got used to it) he never had another problem. That was at least two years ago.