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Dr., I feed throwaway cats that live outside. One girl has bloody, scabby, itching patches on her ears. She will only let me touch her long enough if I rub something in that soothes the itch. I tried poison ivy foam and she let me rub it in and liked the scratching, but quickly rubbed it off when I stopped. It got a little better for a day. What can I treat the areas with, that I can get on fast and will dry quickly, not creamy, so it doesn't attract more dirt? Something that will treat the itch and whatever the condition is? Thank you so much for your time. Carol

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September 23, 2015 at 1:28 PM

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Dear Carol,

There might be ear mites. You can put olive oil in the ears if you think the ear drums are intact. Ear mites will suffocate or try to head for the tail. If you apply Frontline spray to the skin on the back it will help to kill the insects. Coconut oil on the ear flap can help heal the skin. I would think the cat will promptly groom it off. It is not easy to treat feral cats.

Best regards,

Dr. Char www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
September 24, 2015 at 11:19 AM
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