You need to clean your cat’s ears regularly to keep her healthy and happy. Check your cat’s ears for signs of cuts or infection including redness, swelling, dark wax or other debris and a bad odor. These conditions require medical attention. To clean your cat’s ears, pour a little cat-safe ear rinse into the ears and use the earflaps to distribute the product. This also loosens any debris. Use cotton balls to remove debris and dry the ears. You can use cotton swabs but don’t reach in any further than you can see so you don’t damage the ear canal or eardrum. Change the cotton often and don’t use the same cotton from ear to ear prevent any cross-contamination. Work quickly and efficiently but remain gentle. Start cleaning the ears when your cat is young so it becomes routine. Learn more from your veterinary clinic Oshawa ON or Clarington Animal Hospital PC.