|Purred: Fri Aug 31, '07 6:54pm PST |
|Get some ear cleaner from your vet. It's really inexpensive and they will know what will be safe for the little guy. Trust me when I say I know about gooky ears--I got mine flushed today at the vets. If you don't keep them clean and the dirt and wax sit in his ears he can get an infection that could lead to hearing loss. You want CLEAN ears all the way down. Oh, and DON"T use q-tips. It only pushes the dirt further in even though you think your getting it out. Use the solution from the vet, fill the ear with it (warming it will help make it less irritating/shocking) and massage the base of the ear (all the while trying to keep kitty from shaking his head and getting stuff all over you) and then tear up cotton balls and gently place them in the ear to wipe up and absorb the excess fluid. The cleaner is specially designed with drying agents so even though you worry about all the fluid you dump in, what you dont get out with the cotton ball will just dry. Better yet, go to the vet and have them demo for you. Mommys done that a few times and I think today she really got the technique. Especially since she's paid to clean up all she's been missing over my short two years of life. Good luck!
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