Ear mites in a feral cat

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    There is a black feral cat that has been showing up at my back door to gete fed for quite sometime....I have noticed he appears to have ear mites...drainage from his left ear and black spots in the ear.

    I did manage yesterday to get a little hydrogen peroxide on the area around his ear and clean up the drainage...but perhaps a couple of drops might have gotten into his ear.

    Anyhow he pitched a fit....but seems to have gotten over that as he came back today....any ideas on how I can get rid of his ear mites?
     
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    best ear mite treatment for cats - Google Search

    The medication isn't cheap, between $50 and $60, and I'm not sure how easy it will be to get drops in a feral cat's ears after you've stung him once with hydrogen peroxide (that is a good choice, though, for cleaning up wounds on a cat).
    Just removing the mites and blood that are already there won't do it--you have to kill the mite eggs, which requires the medication. I saw one med in pill form, if you can conceal it well enough in some really tasty cat food, but I've not found that to work -- the cats just eat around the pill.

    If it's more of a job than you are willing to commit to, try getting in touch with an organization near you that sterilizes feral cats. They might have some ideas.
     
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    I think there are over the counter medicines you can use for ear mites, but I don't know how effective they are.

    There are home remedies to try, but again, no idea how effective they are, nor even if they are safe. https://ehomeremedies.com/ear-mites-in-cats/

    :dunno:
     
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    $10.00 for two pills from the vet. Crush one pill up fine and mix it with the cat food. He or she will eat it. Repeat the process 1 week later. The ear drops work quite well also. But be prepared to get the shit scratched out of you. The drops are around $30.00 for about 10 applications.
     
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    Crushing the pill and mixing it in their food works.
     
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    My vets always said not to do that, and I don't know why. So I've always done it the hard way.
     
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    The cat recognized you were helping, even if you caused temporary pain.

    Call your local humane society. They will help.
     
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    Hartz UltraGuard Ear Mite Cat Treatment, 3 count
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    Really cheap and worth a try especially on a semi feral outside cat!
     
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    Please do not ever use Heartz products. Ever. At all. Why this company is still in business is a mystery. They kill animals.

    I tried to tell my son not to use a Heartz flea treatment. He said it was all he could afford at the time. Both cats died.
     
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