You take a look, and realize your baby has an ear infection. In this blog post, we will be talking about the best natural option you can go for when it comes to ear infection in cats. Let’s start things off by going over the indicators that your feline family member is going through an ear infection…
Symptoms of Ear Infection in Cats
Perhaps the most prominent sign that your cat has an ear infection is the frequent scratching of the ears. Your kitty may also tilt his head down or to the side to relieve the discomfort he’s feeling.
Other indicators of chronic feline ear infection also include a stinky odor coming from the affected ear. Your precious pet may also experience tenderness in the ears as well as fluid build up and discharge. Moreover, a cat with chronic ear infection may have trouble balancing himself and bouts of disorientation when he is suffering from this health issue.
While there are lots of possible factors that could trigger the onset of ear infection in cats, one of the most overlooked reasons is improper ear cleaning. What’s even more alarming is that ear infection in cats can become chronic and may lead to even more serious health issues for your feline family member before you know it.
A Few Useful Tips on Cleaning your Cat’s Ears
Keeping your kitty’s ears clean isn’t complicated at all. All you need is a towel, two clean pieces of cloth, some cotton balls, a bit of water, and an ear cleaning solution. Choose one that’s made from natural ingredients. And don’t forget a treat for your feline family member, too.
Here are the steps to follow:
Begin by spreading the towel on a clean even surface and place your cat on it in a comfortable lying position. Make sure you can move both hands freely. Gently pull back the flap of either ear to access the ear canal.
Moisten a clean piece of cloth with water and wipe off any external dirt grime and other debris that you can find. While it is important to be meticulous during this part, remember not to get in too deep with the piece of cloth, since you may irritate or even damage your kitty’s eardrum. Never use cotton buds for this step for the exact same reason, too.
It’s also crucial to keep an eye out for mites and other unwanted visitors that may be lurking in the folds of your kitty’s ears. This is because they can possibly block the remedy you’re applying from really doing its job.
Next, gently squeeze in the ear cleaning solution in your cat’s ear. You’ll know you put enough when some of it spills out already. Make sure you don’t let the tip of the ear cleaning solution bottle touch the ear while doing this to avoid contaminating the remedy you’re using.
Wrap your pointing finger around the other clean piece of cloth and give the ear a good massage. This is to loosen the pieces of debris that are inside the ear. Do this for about a minute or so and to allow the remedy to really get into the nooks and crannies of the ears, and then let your cat shake his head. Collect the debris using the cotton balls.
And then you can repeat the process for the other ear. When you’ve finished with both ears, congratulate your kitty for a job well done. Don’t forget to give him a treat so he’ll think of this activity as something positive.
How’s that for a straightforward strategy for ear cleaning? And things will become even easier if you’ve got our SILVERPET product, because administration is as easy as spraying it directly on the skin or applying it using a cotton swab.
Is Ear Cleaning Really Helpful for Your Cat During Infection?
The short answer is absolutely! Cleaning your cat’s ears during feline ear infection serves two very important purposes. First, it helps start and support the healing process by getting rid of the bacteria and other pathogens that are causing the cat ear infection.
It also helps ensure that the problem won’t progress to chronic cat ear infection for your pet before you know it.
Second, the ear cleaning solution also acts as a barrier against germs and bacteria so they won’t be causing cat ear infections anytime soon. But if we’re being honest, here’s the thing about conventional ear cleaning solutions that you are probably not aware of…
See, while conventional ear cleaning solutions are formulated to remove germs and bacteria to either prevent or stop cat ear infection, they are usually composed of alcohol and other chemicals such as hydrogen peroxide.
In fact, it is crucial that you have to know the exact type of ear cleaning solution to use on your kitty since going for the wrong one can lead to issues like hearing problems, disorientation, balance difficulties, and even permanent deafness.
This is the biggest reason why you should choose a totally natural ear cleaning solution that has a gentle holistic touch rather than a chemical-based option.
A Natural Ear Cleaning Kit You Should Check Out
Zumalka’s EAR CARE - ADVANCED KIT features a lineup of completely natural and high quality products that are not only designed to keep your cat’s ears in great shape, but also promote and support his overall immune system health.
Here’s a quick rundown of what our EAR CARE - ADVANCED KIT features:
It has EAR CARE, the natural remedy that helps support your pet’s ear health and comfort.
The kit also has colloidal silver-based SILVERPET remedy that promotes a healthy immune system.
It also has TONIC PET #4 that supports the body’s natural immune response and promotes healthy oxygen circulation throughout the ear tissue.
And it also features TONIC PET #7 that helps promote healthy oxygen circulation as well, but into the deeper layers of the skin for better ear comfort.
And here’s the biggest difference between using conventional ear cleaning treatments and our Ear Care Advanced Kit…
Besides the simple and straightforward administration, the products in our kit do not contain any harsh chemicals at all. This means your pet won’t be in for any adverse side effects sooner or later.
Why Getting in touch with a Pet Homeopathy Profession is a Must
Reaching out to a professional isn’t just an option when your feline family member is already sick. It’s important to have one to walk you through on the natural means you can include in your home pet care checklist as early as now to help your pet become more resilient against health issues.
And getting in touch with a pet homeopathy professional isn’t tricky at all. All you need to do is contact us at any time and you’ll be connected with one shortly.
HOMEOPATH & CO-FOUNDER OF ZUMALKA
Suzie Cyrenne is a certified Homeopath with over ten years of experience creating natural products for cats and dogs. She co-founded eCommerce brand, Zumalka in 2013 with her husband Matt and is on a mission to help thousands of animals naturally improve their quality of life and shares her experience on their popular YouTube show. Hence, she created a line of high-performance natural pet supplements to target the root cause of common health issues.
Suzie was influenced by her mother-in-law, who practiced homeopathy and made natural remedies from home. After being on prescriptions for many years for a skin issue without resolution, she wanted to try something new. Her problems were cleared up within a few months of dedication to a better diet supplemented by homeopathic remedies. That's when she knew that homeopathy worked! During this process, she wondered why there weren't better options for pets and soon created a popular line of natural remedies that have helped thousands of pets across the USA.
When she’s not traveling or reading the next personal development book, you can find Suzie snowboarding, working out, or enjoying a daily hike.
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