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Applying Ear Drops to Cats

In order to properly treat inflammatory or infections ear conditions, topical ear medications are often necessary.  Some cats will tolerate the administration of liquids or ointments in their ears while others may become irritable or upset. Remember that your cat's ear condition may be painful and that even a gentle and passive cat may respond by struggling, biting, or scratching. Until the medication begins to control the problem and ease the discomfort, you may need to wrap your cat securely in a towel or blanket in order to apply the medication.

"Your cat's ears may be painful and even a gentle and passive cat may respond by struggling, biting, or scratching."

Make sure you have carefully read the medication’s label and understand the instructions, including the amount of medication you should apply and how often, and then follow the step-by-step procedure below:

REMEMBER THAT YOUR CAT’S EAR(S) MAY BE VERY PAINFUL AND THAT YOUR CAT MAY RESPOND BY SCRATCHING OR BITING. USE CAUTION AND PATIENCE WHEN TREATING YOUR CAT’S EAR(S).

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Ernest Ward, DVM
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