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If ear infection is severe and debilitating, your cat may be kept in hospital for treatment, and also will need to be assessed for possible neurologic symptoms. Stable patients can be treated at home, often via medication (e.g., antimicrobials to fight bacterial infection).
Most bacterial infections will resolve with early aggressive antibiotic therapy, and will not recur. However, if there are frequent relapses, surgical drainage may be necessary.
Your cat will need to be evaluated for resolution of symptoms for approximately two weeks after treatment.
Routine ear cleaning may reduce chances of infection. Be warned, however, that too frequent and overly vigorous inner ear washes may be damaging to the inner ear. Your veterinarian will determine and advise you on proper care procedure for your cat.
Inflammation of the middle parts of the ear
A medical condition in which the ear becomes inflamed
Any type of arachnid excluding ticks
Loss of hearing in whole or in part.
A bundle of fibers that are used in the process of sending impulses through the body