Is there a safe, effective way to treat a six week old kittens ear mites?

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i got a six week old little fluffball a few days ago and he has the most terrible infestation of earmites i’ve ever seen. i can actually see them moving around in there. i wanted to know how old a kitten needs to be to use ear mite medicine and are there any safe ways to treat them at home? i know probably nothing short of the stuff you get from the vet will kill all of them, but i’d like to make him comfortable. poor little guy is so itchy!

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Answer by joinme4coffee
Never treat a cat (especially a kitten) with anything over the counter. Your kitten needs to see the vet. It’s time to have him checked for worms, set up a vaccination schedule and talk about getting him neutered. He should be neutered when he’s 4 months old.

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3 Responses to “Is there a safe, effective way to treat a six week old kittens ear mites?”

  1. J C says:

    Nothing that you buy over the counter is safe for use in any kitten under 12 weeks old. Your best bet is a trip to the vet. Until you can get there, you can treat him with mineral oil. Get mineral oil from the drug store, and an eye dropper. Massage a couple drops into his ears every other day. He’ll get oily and messy, but it does work (to a degree) by smothering the live mites. He needs a vet visit, but this will work – as a temporary measure.

  2. Judy W says:

    You can use olive oil to suffocate them . You can use petroleum jelly to suffocate them. Gently clean the ears and drops of any edible oil will work.

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