Can you get mites in only one ear?

Julie BellizziJulie Bellizzi StaffordMember Posts: 196
edited 9 June, 2007 in Cat Health
When Demi adopted our house last year she had horrible mites in both ears. Well, Pippin has been out in the yard several times recently, and I\'ve noticed one of his ears is getting really dirty. Granted, he is not the world\'s cleanliest cat, but the other one is totally clear. He doesn\'t seem to be shaking his head or annoyed by it. Can you get mites in only one ear?


  • Melissa FordMelissa Ford Santa CruzMember Posts: 3,914
    edited 9 June, 2007
    I suppose it's possible, however, unlikely. Since it's not itchy, it could just be some dirt. You could use a cotton ball to wipe the debris away and see if it returns. If it starts getting itchy or red/inflamed then I'd have the vet take a look.
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