Healthy ears are crucial for your cat's overall well-being. Clean ears can prevent infections and discomfort.
Gently examine your cat's ears for dirt, wax buildup, or any signs of infection. Use a flashlight for better visibility.
Gather cotton balls, a vet-approved ear cleaner, and treats to reward your cat for cooperation.
Ensure a quiet, calm environment. Pet and soothe your cat to reduce anxiety before starting the cleaning process.
Apply a few drops of ear cleaner to a cotton ball and gently wipe the visible part of the ear, avoiding the ear canal.
Never insert cotton swabs or other objects deep into the ear canal, as it can damage the ear and push debris further in.
Regular ear cleaning may vary by cat but should generally be done every 1-2 months or as recommended by your vet.