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Old 01-21-2009, 01:34 PM
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Default How To Check And Clean Your Cats Ears

by: Drew Pilton

An important part of keeping your cat healthly and happy is checking and cleaning their ears. Because the ears are one of the few parts that cats can not reach themselves they need a little help from a loving owner. Keeping your cats ears clean is extremely important because any unremoved dirt, debris, or wax can clog the ears and cause infections. Regular ear cleaning at home augment’s your cats own natural grooming habits.

1. How to check the ears

During petting, casually check your cats ears for discharge, redness, unpleasant smell, swelling, and even lumps. Also observe your cat’s behaviour, if he often scratches or paws at his ears (and sometimes even shakes his head often), then he might be feeling discomfort in the ear area.

If you notice that your cats ears are becoming painful or inflamed, visit a veterinarian as soon as possible. The veterinarian has the equipment to look deep into your cat’s ear canal and give an accurate diagnosis. The veterinarian will determine if allergies, skin conditions, ear mites, bacteria, yeasts, and fungi are causing ear diseases. Seek early treatment, or your cat’s ear condition may become too late to heal.

2. How to clean the ears

Ask your veterinarian for gentle ear cleaning solutions you can use to keep your cats ears clean. These special solutions are effective in removing excess wax, moisture, and debris from your cat’s outer ear canal. Be sure to use only solutions that are specifically formulated for cats. Avoid medicated solutions, unless your veterinarian advises you to use it.

Different solutions are administered differently, but most of them require you to follow these steps.

* You typically only need a few drops of the ear solution. Squeeze the bottle and let a few drops fall on into your cat’s ear canal.

* Start massaging the base of your cats ear gently. You should hear a ‘squelch’ while you do this. Repeat the same procedure with the other ear. After both ears have been cleaned, let your cat shake its head, this loosens the waxes.

NOTE: Stop massaging immediately if your cat feels pain, and then take your cat to the veterinarian if you haven't already done so.

* Wipe the solution by wrapping your forefinger with cotton wool, this should clean off wax and debris. Do this gently though and do not poke in too deep, or you might hurt your cats eardrum.

It is recommended not to use cotton buds, which can injure the ear canals’ sensitive lining.
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Old 01-21-2009, 03:16 PM
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Default Re: How To Check And Clean Your Cats Ears

normally kucen2 lia akan mandi seminggu sekali..
paling lama 2 mggu..
kalo lambat pun 2 mggu lbh...
tp jarang sampai 3 mggu...
bau dah tak bleh thn kalo lebih 3 mggu tuh..
wakakakak...

biasanya lepas dorang mandi..
lia akan keringkan badan dorang..
then cuci/korek tinga guna cotton bud..
paling senang nk korek, si chello..
syok kot
yg lain ok jugak xde masalah cuma ada time
datang angin x elok...terpaksa la pujuk2 sambil pegang kaki
& tangan nak korek tinga
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Oops, I don't use any solution, but instead, use cotton buds only.

But Blackie seems to enjoy it, and it's the only grooming session where he'll sit on my lap quietly and let me clean his ears. For other grooming activities like fur combing, nail clipping, taking a bath, etc., he's like a monyet kena belacan and I'd have to hold him down with one hand.
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I use Johnson's Baby Lite Oil to clean my cat's ear.. now it's clean and pink!

Of coz, I need help from my sister / bf to hold him .. he likes to struggle..
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Oops, I don't use any solution, but instead, use cotton buds only.

But Blackie seems to enjoy it, and it's the only grooming session where he'll sit on my lap quietly and let me clean his ears. For other grooming activities like fur combing, nail clipping, taking a bath, etc., he's like a monyet kena belacan and I'd have to hold him down with one hand.
blackie...
dia macam monyet kene belacan ke...
hahahaha... so funny...
kalu my anak bulus plak..
only can ketip their nail time dorang tido..
masa tuh la bleh nak potong tp sambil2 tuh kene
urut2 badan kasik dorang tido balik..
klu x, mmg susah..tp yg senang nak ketip si chello jugak
sebab dalam nakal2 dia, kalo kita marah dia reti takut..
yg lain x payah..jerit la sampai nk terkeluar anak tekak..
xde kesan punya....
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ya la, abzalia, memang benar dia macam monyet kene belacan. yg dia paling tak suka ialah mandi. like a tsunami dah sampai kat bilik airku.

he learned how to buka the shower screen door, dan lari keluar...his wet body la yg jadikan seluruh bilik air mcm banjir!

skang nie, I lebih smart....panggil my mum hold the shower screen doors so dia tak dapat buka....he'll stand up on his hind legs, push and push with his 2 front legs, and still can't open the doors, hahahah!!! Klu camera I water-proof, I'll take a picture of him lompat-lompating like a monyet kene belacan & meow-meowing sampai didengar 2km away!!

ah, i like your chello. klu i marah blackie, dia marah balik...ngeu-ngeu dia bunyi, and klu I don't stop scolding, dia akan pukul aku plak!

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blackie...
dia macam monyet kene belacan ke...
hahahaha... so funny...
kalu my anak bulus plak..
only can ketip their nail time dorang tido..
masa tuh la bleh nak potong tp sambil2 tuh kene
urut2 badan kasik dorang tido balik..
klu x, mmg susah..tp yg senang nak ketip si chello jugak
sebab dalam nakal2 dia, kalo kita marah dia reti takut..
yg lain x payah..jerit la sampai nk terkeluar anak tekak..
xde kesan punya....
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ya la, abzalia, memang benar dia macam monyet kene belacan. yg dia paling tak suka ialah mandi. like a tsunami dah sampai kat bilik airku.

he learned how to buka the shower screen door, dan lari keluar...his wet body la yg jadikan seluruh bilik air mcm banjir!

skang nie, I lebih smart....panggil my mum hold the shower screen doors so dia tak dapat buka....he'll stand up on his hind legs, push and push with his 2 front legs, and still can't open the doors, hahahah!!! Klu camera I water-proof, I'll take a picture of him lompat-lompating like a monyet kene belacan & meow-meowing sampai didengar 2km away!!

ah, i like your chello. klu i marah blackie, dia marah balik...ngeu-ngeu dia bunyi, and klu I don't stop scolding, dia akan pukul aku plak!
kalau marah balik..itu Rusty punye perangai...
dia pukul i balik...
then kalu dia nampak i naik hangin bangun nk lawan dia,
dia wat la aksi golek2 mintak kesian..

opssssss...off topic plak...
kang kene sound
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oops....shhhhhh *zipping lips up now*

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kalau marah balik..itu Rusty punye perangai...
dia pukul i balik...
then kalu dia nampak i naik hangin bangun nk lawan dia,
dia wat la aksi golek2 mintak kesian..

opssssss...off topic plak...
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Default Re: How To Check And Clean Your Cats Ears

so far all of my cats ok with the cuci ears activities...

kecuali..

DADDY.....

he not lari..
he not marah
he not like monyet kena belacan.

but his air liur meleleh2...macam terlebih syiok mcm tu......
sampai abes basah my pant and kaki...

agaknya...syiok kot...
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Che kiah cleans her own telinga..& Umeko telinga jgk... Sha takut la nk cleans durg punya tlinga... nnti dia marah & sakit x?
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