The rules of grooming part. 3
Check the ears regularly
It’s a good habit to check your cat’s ears every other day. A normal, healthy ear should be clean and dry, smooth and without any scabs or redness. You should also observe your cat behavior: if she is keep scratching her ears and neck more frequently, which may signalize that something wrong is going on there. Cat will be also holding ears at an abnormal angle if she’s in pain. You should contact your vet as soon as possible.
Mites are the most common ear disease among cats. These are small insects that live inside the ear and coat. You can observe black/brown discharge in cat’s ears that looks like coffee grounds. Other symptoms are itchy ears and sores around the ears.
You should visit your vet in order to get a treatment. Usually ears drops, that you can apply yourself at home. You can see the results after the first application, but the whole treatment usually takes 3 weeks, depending on the medicine you got for your cat. Drops are applied directly into the ear and you should massage the ear outside gently afterwards to spread the liquid evenly.
Most of the time your cat’s ears need very little care, but if you need to clean them, remember to never use a Q-Tip type cotton swab in the ear canal! It can damage the canal if not used properly.