My house cat 5 yrs old, has a rather strong odor coming from his ears, what would cause this and what could cure odor...
on Mar 13th 2012
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Your cat has probably got ear mites or an ear infection. Regardless, he needs to be seen by a vet ASAP. Don't try to treat him yourself.
Twinkle answered on 3/14/12. Helpful? / 0
Definitely sounds like an ear infection! Yeast gives off a terrible odor. It does need to get cleaned out; the vet can either prescribe you something or you can try an ear cleaner I like; it's called PETfection Ear Cleaner. It is Organic and Non Toxic, it works great at clearing up yeast and mite infections. Either way, the sooner the better!
Nika answered on 3/14/12. Helpful? / 0
Excellent advice from the others. I just wanted to add what the consequences of an untreated ear infection can potentially be. When I got Kira, she apparently had ear mites and had previous ear infections that the breeder had not treated. She ended up needing a very serious surgery called a bulla osteotomy which cost me aproximately $2000 and put my baby's life at risk. Much better to schedule a vet visit and have it treated for probably less than $100 than to run the risk of serious health issues or deafness.
Kira answered on 3/14/12. Helpful? / 0