Cat Care : Removing Ear Wax From Cats

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We're here with Daisy today, to talk aboutremoving ear wax from a cat's ear.

Now there's various reasons that a cat will get ear wax.

Mites can be a big one.

Fungus can be another.

Mites, usually they look a little bit likecoffee grounds that have accumulated in the cat's ear.

A, a fungus will have kind of ayeasty smell if you touch it and then put it to your nose.

In those cases you reallywant to take the cat to the vet and have the vet treat them for mites, or treat them forthe fungus.

Some cats get a lot of waxy build up just because they're kind of a waxy cat.

Or perhaps they have food allergies or some other allergy.

So I've put a little bit ofear cleaner, cat ear cleaner on this little pad and we're just going to reach around inhere, there's a lot of little crevices in the ear.

The outside of the ear you reallywant to get that because it can get some build up there.

These little crevices back here,oh yes, she's being such a good girl.

Daisy is an incredibly well behaved cat and I'mnot even having to scruff her.

Which is great.

Alright, with a cat that's a little less cooperative,you see this loose, loose skin right here at the back of the neck.

You can just scruffthat.

It's a great way to hold this cat secure, you can sort of press down a little bit, keepthem flat against the, the sink, the towel is really nice, or against the counter.

Thetowel is nice to give them something to put their nails into something if it will makethem feel secure.

And it keeps your counter clean.

And we're going to come over here anddo the other side.

There you go sweety.

How's that? Oh not a whole lot going on today.

Nowfor some cats the easiest thing to do is swaddle them in the towel.

I wouldn't do this witha cat that you don't know well.

But for one of your own cats it can help them feel moresecure, and it can also keep them from using their little claws to, to try and fight anythingyou're doing that they don't like.

So you just want to get in here and clean around.

You really don't want to go any deeper than where your finger will reach because you don'twant to damage their ear, their eardrum.

And a just nice gentle massaging motion.

Hopefully,it could actually, the thing that's amazing about cat grooming is it can actually be pleasurablefor the cat if you take the right attitude.

Doesn't that feel good? Doesn't that feelnice and clean? Oh aren't you a good kitty Daisy? Yeah, and look your ears are so pretty.

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