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Feature July 2015 Issue

Diagnosis: Feline Ear Mites

Ear mites are tiny parasites that live inside the ear canals of kittens and cats. They are contagious and will make an afflicted animal very uncomfortable.

Diagnosis: Feline Ear Mites

It’s an extremely uncomfortable condition — most commonly found in kittens —and it should be treated by your veterinarian for best results. Here’s why.

I look forward to kitten season every year. Nothing brightens my day more than examining a kitten and seeing all of the joy and amusement it brings to the family. I do not, however, look forward to peering inside a kitten’s ear — especially a kitten that’s been aggressively scratching at her ears with a hind paw and shaking her head afterward. This behavior is usually the telltale sign of ear mites. …

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