My nine months old kitten, Liberia, has really dirty ears. It looks like dark brown ear wax and it's quite a lot of it. Big globs in one of the ears. She's had this problem for months and have been treated for ear mites several times with two different kinds of medications. Last she saw a vet he said it was ear mites but he didn't do a test, just looked at it. I cleaned her ears completely and gave her some Accarax (sp) ear drops three weeks ago and now they are filthy again.
I can't figure out what it can be. Could it still be ear mites that has not responded to any of the treatments? My other two cats don't have this problem.
I should mention that one of my dogs keep licking Liberia's ears a lot. I don't know if this could make it worse or if she may have licked off some medicine.
Another thing that may be relevent is that Liberia has had other health problems. She came to me as a foster from a shelter at about 5-6 weeks old so I don't know her history before that. But when she came to me she had a swollen belly and diarrhea. The vet found nothing in her stool but treated her with albon. Since she's been treated with several things and had tests but nothing has shown up. During the whole time she had diarrhea. The last month it's finally gotten better after she was treated with clavamox (for the second time) and I switched their food to Science Diet (we've tried other foods as well). I don't know which made the differense. But yesterday I saw that she had some diarrhea again and she seems to have low energy.
We're going to the vet early next week for all of this but I thought that someone here may have some idea about what's wrong with her ears. Not the diarrhea, just the ears.
I'd appreciate any tips.