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Cat with Scabby Ears

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I have a 14 year old cat that has recently been to the vet for a thorough check up. All of the blood tests came back ok. However, she had a problem with fleas. We have since put her on Advantage. We thought this would help with her scratching, but it hasn't stopped it. The area in front of her ears have been scratched so much that they are scabby. She scratches, breaks open the scabs and starts to bleed. Is it possible that she has ear mites? What else could be causing her to scratch so much. She doesn't have this problem any other place on her body, just in front of her ears. Is it ok to put Neosporine on her head, it is pretty close to her eyes. Please help.
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She probably has an ear infection...but since you just took her to the vet, the vet should have picked up on that. Did he examine her ears? One of the cats I take care of had the same symptoms..and when I looked in her ears, could see a lot of dark guckie stuff...so d uring her vet check up, the dr took a sample to make sure it wasn't ear mites..which is what i thought she had...and he confirmed it was just a lot of build up...cat ear wax is dark . He prescribed an anti biotic ear drops which I had to give her 2x/day...5 drops in each ear per dose for 7-10 days. It worked! Her ears cleared up and the little cuts from scratching healed up.
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I would also recommend another vet visit. (The last vet I took Bijou to did not even look in his ears, I had to ask him to so needless to say we now have another vet). Sounds like mites or ear infection and it's best to get it diagnosed and treated as soon as possible so it doesn't get any worse.
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