Be very careful to research all the proper techniques because there are many myths about what is the right way to clean your cat’s ears. Be aware of ear infection symptoms. Keep your cat’s health is good shape.

Myths Debunked

#1 Use a Q-tip to clean your cat’s ears

Q-tip/cotton swabs can poke and hurt your cat. You do not want to create any trauma near the canal or flap. Resort to utilizing a cotton ball or a gauze pad to wipe down their ear safely.

#2 Use hydrogen peroxide/rubbing alcohol to cleanse your cat’s ears

Although hydrogen peroxide/rubbing alcohol is cost-efficient and can get the job done. The job won’t be done well. They will dry out your cat’s ears. Try ears could lead to infections and/or cause the skin to crack/bleed. Be mindful of your cat’s overall health. Try using products that are cat-friendly instead.

Ear Infection Symptoms

Cleaning ears properly and well are important. Filthiness or a build up of wax can be harmful to your cat’s ears. These are reasons to head over to your veterinarian’s office.

  • Sensitivity to touch
  • Head tilting or shaking
  • Redness or swelling in ear canal/flap
  • Black or yellowish discharge
  • Dark brown earwax

Ear Cleaning Procedure

Materials needed: Cotton ball/pad, cat-friendly liquid ear cleaner

Step 1: Add a few droplets of the cleaner onto the cotton ball/pad

Step 2:  Carefully wipe debris/wax near the surface of the ears

**Precaution** Do not attempt to clean the ear canal. That is what will cause infections and distress on your cat.


Always purchase cat-friendly products. Do not attempt to clean more than which is possible. Do not stress out your cat during this process. Always shower him/her with love before and after the procedure.