C.K., Catlett, Va
Tags: cat Catlett VA diet food
Oct 03, 2009
We adopted two kittens from the local shelter. The female, a silver tabby look-alike named Tinker Bell, is very skittish.
Since we adopted them, Tinker Bell has had ear mites in one ear. Our veterinarian provided two types of treatment. One was called Tresaderm, applied 7.5 milliliters once a day for two weeks. The other (I don''t have the name) was applied with a syringe-like applicator every two weeks for two months. Neither of these treatments have had any effect on the ear mites. I also clean her ears with Nolvasan Otic. Can you recommend something I have not tried? I don''t see her scratching her ears, but I know they must bother her and there may even be other risks associated with these mites.
C.K., Catlett, Va Oct 04, 2009
Part of helping a patient ward off infection or infestation is to boost the immune system with good-quality nutraceutical supplements like fish oil, CoQ10 and products such as The Missing Link cat-food supplement that contains a variety of excellent ingredients (manufactured by Designing Health, Inc.). See my Web site for other beneficial supplements. Mite-infested ears must be cleaned thoroughly. Cider vinegar diluted in equal parts of warm water can be very effective. After drying the ear, put in a few drops of organic olive oil and lavender, repeating this treatment daily for three to five days (for every 100 drops of olive oil, add one drop of lavender oil). Allow things to settle down, and then use prescribed ear medicine if needed. One containing pyrethrin or ivermectin should kill any remaining mites. Massage the base of the infested ear during and just after each treatment.