Q: Chronic Ear Wax in Cats

March 31, 2008 | By Batlover | 1 answer | Expired: 2860 days ago

Chronic Ear Wax in Cats

I have a tuxedo cat that has chronic problems with thick black ear wax/gunk. He's been to the vets many times. He does not have infections or mites so they think it may be allergies. I basically have to flush his ears out once a month forever. If I don't he "flares up" and he is miserable. The vet suggested I take him to a major city for allergy testing however the city is 1.5 hours away and the testing will be really expensive. My question is, has anyone else experienced this and if they have taken their cat to an allergist? Was it helpful? Rumsford tollerates me flushing his ears but if I could find a more permanent solution I would love it. I just hesitate stressing him out on a long trip and lots of poking and proding if it isn't necessary.

Readers' Answers (1)
Jill R.

Mar 31, 2008

Veterinary dermatologists are amazing. They have specific training in skin (ear too) and can do amazing things with allergic pets that regular vets aren't able to do.

Check with your veterinarian and see if the dermatologist visits closer to your home. Sometimes consultants will go to smaller towns for appointments.

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