Cat scratching ear and shaking head

(8 Posts)
LeaveMe Mon 08-Feb-16 19:54:47

she's getting her claws right into her ear!

does she need to go to the vet or can I treat it at home?

poor wee puss

no sign of any fleas

Wolfiefan Mon 08-Feb-16 19:55:25

Could be ear mites. Vets.

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 08-Feb-16 19:57:44

Ear infection
Foreign body
Could be ear mites though I haven't seen one in a cat for years
Allergies

Wolfiefan Mon 08-Feb-16 19:58:28

Good list Lonecat but yes vets!

LeaveMe Mon 08-Feb-16 20:27:45

ok, will make an appointment tomorrow!

all of those sound awfully uncomfortable for her - is htere nothing i can do to help in the meantime??

cupcakesandwine Mon 08-Feb-16 21:23:23

Yup sounds like classic ear canker (mite infestation). The head shaking is characteristic. Itchy as hell but easily treated with drops from the vets.

Kraggle Mon 08-Feb-16 21:25:53

If she will let you try and look in her ear. If it look black and a bit sticky then it's def mites. Drops from the vet will clear them up but she will not thank you for it!

MEgirl Mon 08-Feb-16 21:37:26

Tooth ache? Our previous cat ended up with a huge sore on her face because she was scratching her cheek. We were never 100% certain but after a negative biopsy our vet suggested that it could have been because she was trying to relieve a bad tooth ache.

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