My mother cat just had kittens but she needs to be re-treated for ear mites..is that safe with the k

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  • Joy WaltersJoy Walters Member Posts: 9,276
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    I'm not so sure it would be a good idea, but to leave ear mites untreated will make mama miserable. I know you aren't supposed to use those medications directly on kittens, but I'm not sure what effect it would have second-hand through mother's milk. Just to make sure what to do, if it were me, I wouldn't take a chance with those new little lives and I'd call my vet.
  • Caroline MacDowellCaroline MacDowell Member Posts: 7
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    You can treat the ear mites by putting a couple drops of mineral oil in each ear and rubbing the base of the ear so it works in really well. That smothers the ear mites and is non-toxic for the cat and kittens. My vet told me about this when I took in a rescue kitty with ear mites. It might take a couple times of doing it, but it works as well, if not better, than the treatments that involve insecticides.
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