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    What could this be?

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    My cat keeps shaking her head, as if her ears are bothering her. She's not tried to scratch at them at all but she shakes her head all of the time. This is a new thing and I'm wondering what might be causing it. They have an appointment with the vet next week but I figured someone on here might be able to provide some insight. TIA!
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    It could be an ear infection.
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    Is there any discharge from the ears? Any "brown" stuff in them? Does she tilt her head at all?
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    Is there any discharge from the ears? Any "brown" stuff in them? Does she tilt her head at all?
    There's no discharge but there's a couple of brown 'flecks' on the outside of one ear. She's not tilting her head at all but her ears have been down a lot (she permanently looks ticked off!)
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    The brown flecks could either be ear mites or an infection. Make sure you get her in next week to be seen. They need to clean those ears and get her on some good treatments.
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    Ok, thanks!
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    Sounds like ear mites...
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    Is this ear mites thing an outdoor cat issue or can indoor cats get it too???
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    My dog Murphy was doing that, she had a yeast infection in her ears. Whatever it is, I hope they figure it out so you have a happy cat again .
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    Quote Originally Posted by I <3 ACK View Post
    Is this ear mites thing an outdoor cat issue or can indoor cats get it too???
    My cat's an indoor cat so I'm guessing any cat can get it.
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