Inspect your cat's ears
weekly if he has a history of ear problems.
Often, he laments, an owner will routinely clean a cat's ears
with water or alcohol.
Your veterinary staff can clean your cat's ears
and apply the first dose for you.
Among the blooms we saw are columbine, bleeding hearts, vanilla leaf, twin fairy bells, camus, larkspur, balsamroot, mariposa lily (or cat's ears
lily), Indian paintbrush, yellow-leafed iris, chocolate lily, Oregon sunshine, bunchberry, stonecrop, pink plectritis, starry Solomon's seal, to name a few.
A trip to the vet will be necessary to confirm the diagnosis, as ear mites can be identified by removing some earwax from a fold or crease with a cotton-tipped applicator and examining it under a microscope - or by your vet looking into your cat's ears
using a magnifying instrument called an otoscope.
Vet and skin specialist Craig Harrison, of Leeds, said: "In the pre-cancerous stage a cat's ears
lose hair, become curly and may form scabs.
Caption: Ringworm often affects a cat's ears
, looking like hairless, thickened patches of skin.
If you look into your cat's ears
you will probably see a dark brown, waxy debris which may give off a foul odour.
It is possible that all this sunshine we've had could have burned your cat's ears
Vets had no option but to cut off the snow-white cat's ears
before the cancer spread.
It worked very well, and if anyone has ever had to put drops in a cat's ears
for mites, then you realize how fast and efficient this method is.
Simply check your cat's ears
by giving them a quick rub--something you probably do everyday.