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.