Treatment for an ear infection often includes:
Using a veterinary ear cleaner will help to remove any build-up of wax or discharge.
Ear drops contain a variety of drugs to combat bacteria, yeasts and swelling. Always follow the instructions and keep treating for as long as you vet has asked you to, even if your cat’s ear seems better before the end of the course.
Anti-inflammatories and pain relief
These drugs help reduce swelling and control pain.
Occasionally, antibiotic tablets will be used alongside drops to treat severe or deep infections. Antibiotics tablets aren’t always necessary.
Your vet may want to collect a sample of the discharge from your cat’s ear to find out what’s causing the problem. If there is something stuck inside your cat’s ear, they may need an anaesthetic so it can be removed. If your cat has allergic skin disease they may need other drugs or special diets to control it. If your cat has an aural haematoma or there is a tumour growing inside the ear, they might need an operation.