Can I Use Hydrogen Peroxide To Clean My Cat's Ears?


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James Parnell answered
Can I put hydrogen peroxide in my cat's ear?
Yes, you can, but only in very small amounts and by taking a lot of care with the application. Never pour hydrogen peroxide directly into the ear canal of your cat.

Although cats are known for being very clean pets, they sometimes need help in cleaning out those hard-to-reach places.

How to clean out a cat's ear with hydrogen peroxide:
  • First of all, find your cat! Even this can be difficult sometimes.
  • Relax your cat, by giving him/her some fuss and attention.
  • Place a towel around your cat, which will help you control your pet and stop it from scratching you.
  • Gently wipe the ear out (without getting near the ear canal) with a cotton ball or Q-tip.
  • Place a couple of drops of hydrogen peroxide onto the cotton ball and repeat, again avoiding the ear canal.
  • Let your cat go. It will shake its ears and this will dislodge any remaining debris.
  • Pick your cat up again and place it back in the towel.
  • Wipe the ears out again, but this time just with water. This should wash away any of the debris that the cat dislodged when you first released it.
  • Job done! You now have a cat with clean ears.
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Anonymous answered
Use white vinegar and water, put into the cat's ears, let the cat shake it out. Then go in and wipe it out. This is how my vet taught me to clean my cat's ears!

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