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Mouseinahole Fri 04-Mar-16 07:56:48

I have a 16 week old kitten. Yesterday I took him to the vet as he was shaking his head occasionally and I could see black wax in his ears. The vet nurse examined his ears with a torch thingy and cleaned them with cotton buds. She looked at the residue under a microscope and said there was no sign of mites. He was due a flea treatment so he had one which she said would also treat mites however today he is shaking his head more than ever. Should I take him back to the vet!

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 04-Mar-16 09:10:32

I would, 16 weeks is very young.

Mouseinahole Fri 04-Mar-16 10:02:57

Got appointment for 10:30 just getting ready to take him.

Mouseinahole Fri 04-Mar-16 11:20:55

He did have ear mites deep in ear canal ears have been cleaned again and he has had drops . He is not happy sad

cozietoesie Fri 04-Mar-16 11:58:13

Ah well. Hopefully that will clear it up for a while at least.

I hope that they gave you some concession on treatment costs as a matter of course?

Mouseinahole Fri 04-Mar-16 14:45:41

Not really yesterday's treatment was free and today's cost £18. He looks such a mess , his fur is all spiky and greasy and he is still shaking his head.

SirVixofVixHall Fri 04-Mar-16 14:49:20

My dog has an earmite problem, they have been treated, but they still recur failry regularly. She does shake her head for a while after a treatment- I assume the dead and dying mites are v. itchy, and the debris itself is irritating. As your cat has had his ears cleaned he should feel more comfortable soon. I hope so as he looks highly displeased!!

cozietoesie Fri 04-Mar-16 15:21:54

That's putting it mildly! smile

cozietoesie Fri 04-Mar-16 15:24:06

It sounds as if you might just have been charged for the meds, Mouse - more or less. That would seem fair enough to me.

Mouseinahole Fri 04-Mar-16 15:35:13

Yes the vets are very fair.
The kitten is asleep on my lap now. I just hope he'll be ok I am a wimp when pets aren't well.

Mouseinahole Fri 04-Mar-16 15:36:30

I'm dreading trying to put drops in later!

cozietoesie Fri 04-Mar-16 15:57:45

He looks fairly 'easy' sleeping there. Is there any head shaking or such in his sleep?

You have to give the meds though - no option on this one.

Mouseinahole Sat 05-Mar-16 08:17:05

No head shaking in his sleep. He seems better this morning much less head shaking (if any). Between us my husband and I can manage the drops. He is a much happier boy today and is currently stalking dh' newspaper while he has a Saturday lie in!

TheRattleBag Sat 05-Mar-16 08:27:32

Hope his mites clear up soon.

Have to say, he looks adorable, even when a bit grumpy! But I have an adult ginger male so maybe I'm biased :-)

TheRattleBag Sat 05-Mar-16 08:34:31

I have an adult ginger male cat too!

SirVixofVixHall Sat 05-Mar-16 12:03:14

He looks HUGE for 16 weeks. btw.

Mouseinahole Sat 05-Mar-16 14:30:29

I have just counted and he is actually 18 weeks now. He was born on 30th October and I have had him for 4 weeks today. He weighs 2.11k now and was 1.65 when I got him. He is very cuddly and purry and we will get a friend for him when the right one comes along.

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