Cat Ear Infections
As a pet owner, you never want to see your four-legged friend in pain, but unfortunately, cat ear infections are rather common and many felines will suffer through this painful condition at least once in their lifetime. But what do you do when your cat is exhibiting the signs of an ear infection? And how can you help prevent them in the future? At Germantown Vet, we’re experts in cat ear infections, and our highly trained team of veterinarians can help ease your cat’s pain and teach you safe cleaning techniques for your cat’s ears. If you’re worried your cat may have an ear infection, contact us today to schedule an appointment!
Contact us online or by phone at 240-252-7467 to schedule an appointment!
Signs of Cat Ear Infections
Sometimes it’s difficult to tell when your cat isn’t feeling well, but if you know what to look for it can help you identify cat ear infections. Some signs include:
- Scratching and rubbing of the ears
- Frequent head shaking
- Abnormal or foul odor coming from the ears
- Redness or swelling
If your cat is exhibiting any of these signs, it’s very important that you contact Germantown Vet right away! There are many causes of cat ear infections—including a variety of allergens and microorganisms—and identifying the correct source of the infection is vital in treating and preventing cat ear infections in the future.
At Germantown Vet, we have a sophisticated state-of-the-art facility with all of the tools and equipment required to accurately diagnose the cause of your cat’s ear infection. Don’t wait if you believe your cat has an ear infection—contact us today to schedule an appointment!
Treatment of Cat Ear Infections
After cat ear infections have been diagnosed by one of our skilled veterinarians, treatment can begin. We will thoroughly and gently clean your cat’s ears to remove any discharge and apply medication—normally, this will need to be administered for a few days following, and the length of the treatment will depend on the severity of the infection. Once the initial treatment is complete, we will supply you with the medication your cat needs and schedule a check-up to ensure the treatment is working.
Get treatment for your cat’s ear infection today by calling Germantown Vet at 240-252-7467!
Prevention of Cat Ear Infections
Preventing cat ear infections before they happen is the easiest way to ensure your cat won’t suffer any unnecessary discomfort. Before starting any ear cleaning regimens, always consult with one of the experienced veterinarians at Germantown Vet because prevention depends largely on the underlying cause of your cat’s ear infections.
Two common causes of cat ear infections are moisture in the ear canal from bathing, grooming, and allergies. In many cases, routine cleaning with a gentle vet-approved feline ear cleaner can help reduce the frequency of ear infections for all cats—especially when administered following any grooming.
Important note: Never stick anything in your cat’s ear, such as a Q-Tip, to clean the ear canal. This can push debris into your pet’s ear, cause severe discomfort, and even puncture the eardrum. If you’re worried about cleaning your cat’s ears, contact us today!
Schedule Your Appointment with Germantown Vet Today
If you believe your cat is suffering from an ear infection or you want to learn the proper techniques for cleaning your cat’s ears to prevent infection in the future, schedule an appointment with Germantown Vet today. Our helpful and knowledgeable staff can help you ease your pet’s pain and cure any cat ear infections—call us today!