Ear Problems in Cats - Infections

Does your cat persistently shake his head or scratches frequently at his ears? These are important signs that there is something bothering his ears, something that should be brought to the attention of your veterinarian sooner rather than later. Cats that are prone to bouts of allergy or those that are allowed to venture outdoors tend to have a higher likelihood of developing an ear infection. The symptoms of bacterial or fungal infections in the ears include an unpleasant odor and pus in the ear canal. There may also be blood. All of these can make a cat shake his head in discomfort. Many cases of ear infections are secondary to a developing skin allergy, however many cats can suffer ear infections as a primary condition. If you notice your cat exhibiting any of these symptoms, you should make an appointment with your animal hospital Marietta, GA the soonest possible time. In addition to a thorough ear examination, your veterinarian may perform more tests, clean the ears, and/or prescribe a topical antibiotic. 


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