My 2 cats have bugs on their outer ears. They're definitely not fleas. I did pull them off with my finger nails and "squished" them. They tend to stick to the skin. I thought that they were ticks but I've never seen one engorged like one. I'm reading about mites and they're in the inner ear. I do have a picture of the bugs on my cats ear but I'm not able to attach a photo or I'm not looking at the "icons" properly to be able to?
My cats normally have Advantage. When I thought they were ticks I put on feline Frontline but, the bugs are still there. I try and pull off and kill as much as I can but the cats aren't patient with me and don't want their ears fussed with. They're dark brown to black looking dots that are about 1/16 of inch or something like the size of a flea. Some of the ones that I've squished between my nails have had blood. I even bought flea and tick spray and put some on a cotton ball and dabbed the ear...didn't phase the bugs and they still get new ones after I've killed what was there.
I have 3 senior dogs that aren't affected by these parasites.
Unfortunately, we're one of the statistics here...Unemployed and funds are extremely limited, otherwise I would have taken them to the vets right away.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks for any Information!