Here's how to clean your cat's ears properly

Is your cat scratching his ears too often, or do you smell an unpleasant odour coming from them? You may need to clean your cat's ears thoroughly! We'll tell you how.

Here's how to clean your cat's ears properly
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Here's how to clean your cat's ears properly

You might think that cats don't need help with their hygiene. In fact, they spend most of the day licking themselves, and therefore grooming themselves. However, he is not able to wipe his ears properly, in order to avoid certain diseases that are very common in cats, such as ear infections.

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Cleaning your feline's ears is therefore a hygienic gesture that should not be neglected. Here are some tips on how to properly care for your pet's ears!

Why is it essential to clean your cat's ears?

Maintaining the auditory organs of felines, but also of any domestic animal such as a dog, is essential. If you see earwax or dirt in your pet's ear canal, always remember to clean it. Be careful not to over-clean, as this can irritate your kitten's fragile skin. Ideally, you should clean your cat's ear every two weeks or so.

Here's what your cat might suffer from if you don't clean her ears regularly enough:

  • Tumour
  • Bacterial infection
  • Inflammation of the inner ear canal
  • Fungus
  • Loss of hearing
  • Total deafness

Remember to never use cotton buds! These can damage the eardrum or push the dirt deeper into the ear canal.

How to wipe your pet's ears properly?

A cat's ear is a very sensitive area. You shouldn't clean it with just any product, as this can damage your pet's hearing and irritate its skin. The best thing to do in this case is to seek professional advice, who will recommend an ear cleaning product that is suitable for animals.

Insert two or three drops of the solution you have obtained on the internet, in a pharmacy or from the vet. Massage for a few seconds to distribute the product throughout the ear canal. Next, pour the solution onto your cotton or wool, handkerchief or compress, and then gently rub all the corners of your little cat's ear. Finally, don't forget to dry the ears with a clean, dry cotton pad, leaving no wet areas.

For the holistic health of your cat, be aware of any signs of discomfort from your feline!

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