Eyes & Ears
Just like a human, a cat’s eyes and ears are very important and can suffer from infection if not carefully managed. Regular ear care is often an overlooked area of a cat’s health. Many people are afraid to clean their cat’s ears. When overlooked, cats need to visit the vet for serious infections or mite infestations that could have been treated easily if caught sooner.
Eyes & Ears Step by Step
Examine cat’s ears for foreign objects.
Moisten cotton ball or cloth with mineral oil, olive oil or witch hazel and gently wipe the inside of ears. Cotton swabs are not recommended. Never insert anything into the cat’s ear canal.
Use blunt scissors or approved trimmer to trim excess hair within ear. Always stay clear of the ear canal. If your cat sprouts hair from the ear canal, tweezers will be required for plucking to prevent matting and tangles. Ask your vet whether this is necessary for your cat.
Wipe away dried matter from the corners of the eyes using a moistened cotton ball (do likewise for tear stains under eyes).
Use blunt scissors or approved trimmer to trim excess hair obscuring eye’s line of vision.