How can I clean my cat's ears?
From the Editors of The Daily Cat
There are several different ways to clean a cat's ears. One technique is to flush out your cat's ears with a special liquid cleaning solution, sold at veterinarians' offices and many pet stores. Cats often hate this process, and you might too when your cat shakes its ears out all over you and your furniture. Some veterinarians use a Q-tip or other internal probe. This can be effective, but very dangerous if you do it at home. It's best to leave this method for the experts.
One of the easiest -- and safest -- methods is to moisten a cotton ball with water or vegetable oil and wipe the inner, visible portion of your cat's ear. This will help remove mites and other parasites that may be present, as well as dirt and debris. Do not probe your cat's ear canal. Also, be sure to use a clean cotton ball for each ear. Stroke your cat's head and cheeks during the cleaning so your pet will associate it with your pleasant company.