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-L.
October 8th 06, 12:57 AM
Both of my freaking cats have ear mites!! They never go outside. All
I can figure is that my dog picked them up outside from the damn
neighbors' cats who roam in our yard. I am completely ****ed! THAT is
why I hate roaming cats.

Off to the vet on Monday...grrrrr!

-L.

cybercat
October 8th 06, 01:48 AM
"-L." > wrote in message
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> Both of my freaking cats have ear mites!! They never go outside. All
> I can figure is that my dog picked them up outside from the damn
> neighbors' cats who roam in our yard. I am completely ****ed! THAT is
> why I hate roaming cats.
>
> Off to the vet on Monday...grrrrr!
>

Aww, poor babies. How can you tell, can you see them?

MaryL
October 8th 06, 02:18 AM
"-L." > wrote in message
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> Both of my freaking cats have ear mites!! They never go outside. All
> I can figure is that my dog picked them up outside from the damn
> neighbors' cats who roam in our yard. I am completely ****ed! THAT is
> why I hate roaming cats.
>
> Off to the vet on Monday...grrrrr!
>
> -L.
>

I had a cat years ago that had ear mites. Like yours, he was indoors-only.
I didn't have a dog, so I can only surmise that I carried them in on my
shoes. My warning was when I saw him scratching at his ears, and I could
see dark brown or black residue inside the ears. Fortunately, it was easily
cured and I never had a recurrence.

Good luck with yours!

MaryL

-L.
October 8th 06, 05:43 AM
cybercat wrote:
> "-L." > wrote in message
> oups.com...
> > Both of my freaking cats have ear mites!! They never go outside. All
> > I can figure is that my dog picked them up outside from the damn
> > neighbors' cats who roam in our yard. I am completely ****ed! THAT is
> > why I hate roaming cats.
> >
> > Off to the vet on Monday...grrrrr!
> >
>
> Aww, poor babies. How can you tell, can you see them?

Today I noticed spots of dry-ish brown "goop" by the bedding. I kept
thinking - what the heck is that? I picked it up, it didn't stink, so
I knew it wasn't poop or stuff from anal glands. Then it dawned on me
that it looked like earmite goop. I looked in Peewee's ears, and sure
enough - dark brown goopy. Then looked in Mimi's - hers are even
worse! Poor kitties. :( I am so sorry I didn't notice earlier. I
tried to get some Ivermectin from the feed store - no go, so I will
have to go to the vet Mon or Tues. Monday's a terrible day for me, so
I am hoping I can get in early Tues AM. The cats really need exams
anyway, so I guess it's a good thing, in a way.

-L.

-L.
October 8th 06, 05:44 AM
MaryL wrote:
>
> I had a cat years ago that had ear mites. Like yours, he was indoors-only.
> I didn't have a dog, so I can only surmise that I carried them in on my
> shoes. My warning was when I saw him scratching at his ears, and I could
> see dark brown or black residue inside the ears. Fortunately, it was easily
> cured and I never had a recurrence.
>
> Good luck with yours!
>
> MaryL

Thanks. I have had these cats 15 and 16 years and never once have they
gotten ear mites! I am *shocked*. Will report back with a vet report
after I get in.

-L.

cybercat
October 8th 06, 08:31 AM
"-L." > wrote
> Today I noticed spots of dry-ish brown "goop" by the bedding. I kept
> thinking - what the heck is that? I picked it up, it didn't stink, so
> I knew it wasn't poop or stuff from anal glands. Then it dawned on me
> that it looked like earmite goop. I looked in Peewee's ears, and sure
> enough - dark brown goopy.

I see! That's helpful information, I wondered what to look for. Last time
she was at the vet, they ruled out mites, however, the tech said "her ears
are
really dirty" and proceeded to dig out a few q-tips of browny-black stuff.
Ick.

?Then looked in Mimi's - hers are even
> worse! Poor kitties. :( I am so sorry I didn't notice earlier. I
> tried to get some Ivermectin from the feed store - no go, so I will
> have to go to the vet Mon or Tues. Monday's a terrible day for me, so
> I am hoping I can get in early Tues AM. The cats really need exams
> anyway, so I guess it's a good thing, in a way.
>

Yeah, you'll feel better. But it is nice when you can treat the things
yourself,
since you have experience with it.

Boo needs her blood checked to make sure her thyroid levels are right, so
I need to go in soon too. (I hate taking her, she HOWLS piteously the
whole way, I get a pit in my stomach!) She is doing so great, but stays
ravenous.

barb
October 8th 06, 09:42 PM
Ear mites? Compared to some of the other troubles cats can have, especially
as they get older, ear mites are a walk in the park. The vet will give you
medicine and then a couple months later you repeat it to get the mites that
hatch after the 1st treatment. Should be the end of it.

--
Barb
Of course I don't look busy,
I did it right the first time.

Buddy's Mom
October 8th 06, 10:21 PM
Are you sure it is mites? Does is look granular like coffee grounds?
Some ear infections take on the look of mites, but aren't. But, of
course, you know this?!

-L. wrote:
> MaryL wrote:
> >
> > I had a cat years ago that had ear mites. Like yours, he was indoors-only.
> > I didn't have a dog, so I can only surmise that I carried them in on my
> > shoes. My warning was when I saw him scratching at his ears, and I could
> > see dark brown or black residue inside the ears. Fortunately, it was easily
> > cured and I never had a recurrence.
> >
> > Good luck with yours!
> >
> > MaryL
>
> Thanks. I have had these cats 15 and 16 years and never once have they
> gotten ear mites! I am *shocked*. Will report back with a vet report
> after I get in.
>
> -L.

meeee
October 9th 06, 05:22 AM
"while we're on the ear goop question; I treat all of mine with revolution,
but the siamese (only the siamese, the domestic tabbies are fine) have brown
goopy ears...any idea why?? do siamese just have goopier ears than
domestics?

-L.
October 9th 06, 07:43 AM
meeee wrote:
> "while we're on the ear goop question; I treat all of mine with revolution,
> but the siamese (only the siamese, the domestic tabbies are fine) have brown
> goopy ears...any idea why?? do siamese just have goopier ears than
> domestics?

Some cats, in general, produce more ear wax than others. I don't
believe it's breed-specific for the Siamese but it is for *some*
(most?) Persians.

-L.

MaryL
October 9th 06, 12:36 PM
"meeee" > wrote in message
...
>
> "while we're on the ear goop question; I treat all of mine with
> revolution, but the siamese (only the siamese, the domestic tabbies are
> fine) have brown goopy ears...any idea why?? do siamese just have goopier
> ears than domestics?
>

Has your vet checked their ears? Brown goopy ears is often a description of
ear mites (more correctly, the residue caused by ear mites).

MaryL

meeee
October 11th 06, 04:13 AM
"-L." > wrote in message
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>
> meeee wrote:
>> "while we're on the ear goop question; I treat all of mine with
>> revolution,
>> but the siamese (only the siamese, the domestic tabbies are fine) have
>> brown
>> goopy ears...any idea why?? do siamese just have goopier ears than
>> domestics?
>
> Some cats, in general, produce more ear wax than others. I don't
> believe it's breed-specific for the Siamese but it is for *some*
> (most?) Persians.
>
> -L.
>
Well, that's reassuring. It doesn't look coffee-grounds-earmiteish so maybe
they're just grubby. They also have large ears, so maybe that's it. Dunno.
I'll keep washing 'em!

meeee
October 11th 06, 04:14 AM
"MaryL" -OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote in message
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>
> "meeee" > wrote in message
> ...
>>
>> "while we're on the ear goop question; I treat all of mine with
>> revolution, but the siamese (only the siamese, the domestic tabbies are
>> fine) have brown goopy ears...any idea why?? do siamese just have goopier
>> ears than domestics?
>>
>
> Has your vet checked their ears? Brown goopy ears is often a description
> of ear mites (more correctly, the residue caused by ear mites).
>
> MaryL
>
>

No, vet check in 2 weeks. But they're on revolution, which is supposed to
prevent earmites. Would they still get them??

Rhonda
October 11th 06, 05:52 AM
How did that go?

Rhonda

-L. wrote:
> Both of my freaking cats have ear mites!! They never go outside. All
> I can figure is that my dog picked them up outside from the damn
> neighbors' cats who roam in our yard. I am completely ****ed! THAT is
> why I hate roaming cats.
>
> Off to the vet on Monday...grrrrr!
>
> -L.
>

-L.
October 11th 06, 06:24 AM
Rhonda wrote:
> How did that go?

Can't get them in until Friday. This is the feline specialist so I am
willing to wait. Cleaned their ears a bit so they at least aren't
majorly goopy.

-L.

MaryL
October 11th 06, 08:48 AM
"meeee" > wrote in message
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>
> "MaryL" -OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote in message
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>>
>> "meeee" > wrote in message
>> ...
>>>
>>> "while we're on the ear goop question; I treat all of mine with
>>> revolution, but the siamese (only the siamese, the domestic tabbies are
>>> fine) have brown goopy ears...any idea why?? do siamese just have
>>> goopier ears than domestics?
>>>
>>
>> Has your vet checked their ears? Brown goopy ears is often a description
>> of ear mites (more correctly, the residue caused by ear mites).
>>
>> MaryL
>>
>>
>
> No, vet check in 2 weeks. But they're on revolution, which is supposed to
> prevent earmites. Would they still get them??
>

It's less likely since Revolution is supposed to control ear mites, but it's
still worth checking -- you can ask at the time of vet check.

MaryL

meeee
October 11th 06, 10:14 PM
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> "meeee" > wrote in message
> ...
>>
>> "MaryL" -OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>>
>>> "meeee" > wrote in message
>>> ...
>>>>
>>>> "while we're on the ear goop question; I treat all of mine with
>>>> revolution, but the siamese (only the siamese, the domestic tabbies are
>>>> fine) have brown goopy ears...any idea why?? do siamese just have
>>>> goopier ears than domestics?
>>>>
>>>
>>> Has your vet checked their ears? Brown goopy ears is often a
>>> description of ear mites (more correctly, the residue caused by ear
>>> mites).
>>>
>>> MaryL
>>>
>>>
>>
>> No, vet check in 2 weeks. But they're on revolution, which is supposed to
>> prevent earmites. Would they still get them??
>>
>
> It's less likely since Revolution is supposed to control ear mites, but
> it's still worth checking -- you can ask at the time of vet check.
>
> MaryL
>
Thanks! Will do!

Buddy's Mom
October 14th 06, 01:28 AM
So how did it go at the vet's today?
-L. wrote:
> Rhonda wrote:
> > How did that go?
>
> Can't get them in until Friday. This is the feline specialist so I am
> willing to wait. Cleaned their ears a bit so they at least aren't
> majorly goopy.
>
> -L.