To check for ear mites in cats, follow these simple steps:

  • Observe Your Cat: Look for signs like frequent scratching, head shaking, and dark discharge from the ears.
  • Examine the Ears: Gently pull back the cat’s ear flap and inspect the ear canal for reddish-brown or black debris.
  • Use a Cotton Ball: Moisten a cotton ball with water and gently clean the outer part of the ear to check for mites. Avoid inserting anything deep into the ear.
  • Consult a Vet: If you notice symptoms, visit a veterinarian for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. For more details, visit ASPCA.

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