Not only sensitive and sensitive but also in need of care: cat ears need control and that from time to time. You should always be empathetic and careful yourself because cats are resentful.
Cats’ fluffy eavesdroppers are like satellites: with 32 muscles per ear, they can be turned in almost any direction and precisely locate every sound. The “Industrieverband Heimtierbedarf” (IVH) advises owners to check them regularly so that the cat’s ears remain healthy and functional. Because cats are very clean, they usually take care of their own personal hygiene.
Owners should still check their ears for contamination – and get their kitties used to it at an early stage. Under no circumstances should you force them to check, otherwise your animals will associate the examinations with something negative and, in the worst case, develop a fear of you.
Remove Contamination in Cat Ears With a Damp Cloth
Small impurities or stuck hair can be rubbed off with a damp, lint-free cloth. You should avoid shampoos, care products, soaps, or oils that are intended for humans – with their intense smell, they are unpleasant for cats. And because of the risk of injury, ear swabs are taboo.