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Ear mites are microscopic parasites that live in the ear canal of infected cats. They like warm, dark environments, with your cat’s ears being the perfect spot. If not treated, they can cause problems, like swollen ear flaps, skin infections and immune sensitivity.
Here are a few ways to know if your cat has ear mites.
These symptoms are not just a sign of ear mites. Something else could be going on. The best way to know for sure is to take your cat to the vet. You can also do an easy at home test by removing a bit of the bumps and crust with a cotton ball and examining them using a microscope under a bright light. If you see any movement at all, including tiny white specks, then your cat probably has mites.