Ear Medicine for Cats

Medicine for cat ears is designed to clean and disinfect ears to prevent and treat issues such as ear mites and infections. Our marketplace features ear cleaners and prescription medications to promote healthy pet ears.

Frequently Asked Questions

What ear medications can be used on cats?

There are several types of medications for cat ears, and the type your cat needs will depend on the underlying cause. Most cat ear medications are topicals, so you’ll have to train your cat to tolerate drops in their ears for around ten days or as long as your vet tells you to use the product. 

Your vet may also suggest using ointments, which are thicker than drops and can treat the same types of infections. Depending on your cat’s temperament, they may be more tolerant of ointments over drops. 

What can I buy for my cat’s ear infection?

The best medicine for cat ear infections is one that can target a host of potential causes. Our online pet pharmacy features a variety of treatments for cat ear infections, including:

  • Epi-Otic Advanced Ear Cleaner for Dogs & Cats: Epi-Otic is an ear cleaner for cats used to help prevent microbial attachment that causes ear infections. It also prevents odor and can be used on pets with chronic ear infections to clean their ears and prevent infections from worsening. 
  • MilbeMite Otic Solution: Milbemite Otic Solution is a prescription ear medicine for cats designed to treat ear mite infections in cats over four months of age. This medicine for ear mites effectively eliminates up to 100% of the mites that can contribute to excessive scratching. 
  • Zymox Otic Pet Ear Treatment with Hydrocortisone: Zymox is an ear infection medicine that effectively treats acute and chronic ear infections due to bacteria, fungus, and yeast in cats and dogs. It’s antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral, and this particular product contains hydrocortisone to stop the itching immediately. It’s a dual ear cleaner and treatment and only requires a daily application, making it ideal for cats resistant to twice-daily drops. 

What causes ear infections in indoor cats?

Cat ear health is essential, but even if you clean your cat’s ears regularly, they may be prone to infections. There are several causes of ear infections in indoor cats, including the following: 

  • Allergies
  • Excessive bacteria and/or yeast
  • Wax buildup
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Diabetes

Can a cat’s ear infection heal on its own?

Ear infections are painful and unlikely to resolve on their own. Left untreated, ear infections in cats can result in deafness because the infection can spread. Therefore, if you notice any of the signs of ear infections in cats, such as excessive itchiness, inflammation, or a foul odor coming from the ears, you should have your pet diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. 

What does an infected cat ear look like?

Most pet parents will know if their cat has an ear infection because of how it looks and smells. Your cat should have naturally light pink ears. However, their ears may look red and inflamed when they have an ear infection. In addition, they’ll have excessive itchiness, discharge, and a strong, musty odor. If you suspect your cat has an ear infection or other concerning symptoms, talk to a Dutch vet today.