Does anyone know of an effective ear mite treatment for cats? Purchased medicine

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (6 posts)
  1. pennyhowington profile image59
    pennyhowingtonposted 13 years ago

    Does anyone know of an effective ear mite treatment for cats? Purchased medicine didn't work.

  2. forcarrot profile image60
    forcarrotposted 13 years ago

    Try Eradimite. You can get it at 1-800-petmeds. I've heard good things about that stuff.

  3. ncmonroe1981 profile image59
    ncmonroe1981posted 13 years ago

    First, was the medicine you purchased from a veterinarian or from over the counter? If it was from over the counter, you might try going to see the vet. I know it's expensive, but the doctor knows best, and can give you a prescription for powerful medication.

    Having said that, I do make my own ear mite medication out of olive oil (yes, the kind you can buy at the store) and 100% pure pharmaceutical grade essential oils--tea tree oil and lemon oil. You can find these easily on the web for good prices, and a little goes a LONG way. One ounce of olive oil plus ten drops of tea tree oil and five drops of lemon oil. Shake well before each use. Put a couple of drops in each ear and rub it in. The essential oils are antiviral and antibiotic; the mites also hate the smell of them. The olive oil is soothing to irritated skin. There should be no harmful side effects; however, every person and animal is different, if you notice any negative effects (i.e., swelling, infection, redness, etc.) stop use immediately and talk to your veterinarian.

    Best course of action: Go to the vet. If you cannot, or try this remedy first and it doesn't work, go to the vet.

  4. angela_michelle profile image95
    angela_michelleposted 12 years ago

    I'd recommend getting one from the vet, but before you start treating your cat, make sure all the brown crumbly material is out of their ear. That's why it's best to take it to the vet, so their ear does not get injured by you trying to clear it out yourself.

  5. Pinkidilly profile image58
    Pinkidillyposted 12 years ago

    If you want something cheap, use a dropperful of mineral oil. This will kill the mites but the fur around the ear will be oily for a few days until the cat cleans it off.

  6. profile image29
    ipublisherposted 11 years ago

    Natural ear mites treatment to get rid of ear mites in cats, try Dr Dogs Ear Oil, it does the job without harsh chemicals or pesticides. Find it from … tment.html


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)