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PawsForThought

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Age:4 1/2 months
Gender:Male
Breed:Unknown (but Tuxedo Cat)
Neutered:No
Weight:2.5 kg
Vaccination History:First round ie. PureVax Feline Merial (2 weeks ago)
Fed On:Carnilove Kibble
Kept:Outdoors

Ears, Breath & Sneezing

There are 3 issues here:

1) Getting Eardrops in is Easy, but how do you get them out? (There doesn't seem to be any informatn whatsoever on the internet abt this!)

2) Kitty has severely Bad Breath & there was one day, he seemed to be having a Sore Throat w/ Lowered Voice.

3) After the first Vet Visit, Kitty has been wheezing & gagging (reverse sneezing?) almost everyday now.
What's going on?




I actually have Background information for better understanding; how do I pass it to u?

13/3/17

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PawsForThought

Pls Disregard the last statement; being my first time asking, I actually thought I was posting the question to a Vet. :P


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Here's the

Background Information:


1) My outdoor Kitten has been scratching his ears a lot, so I checked & noticed some Black Fungus (stuck onto the outer ears).
His first Vet Visit was in several weeks' time, and my situation is complicated whereby I have to depend on certain people fr Transportation; so I planned to get the Vet to check his ears & to ask her for the best Eardrop brand recommendation.
Meanwhile, I used Cottonbuds to Delicately clean these Black pieces off.


He seems to require ear-cleaning EVERY WEEK.* One of the weeks, upon checking, I found a Large Piece of Fungus stuck; so I rushed into the house to get Cottonbuds. When I got out however, I was too late. The Kitty's rubbing of his ears w/ his paw had caused the Black Piece to fall right in (to the ear canal)!


After Vaccination at the Vet however, despite recounting the situation to the vet in detail, first she simply declared that his ears were clean, then upon my insisting, wrapped a Piece of Cotton Gauze around a metal scissors which she used to Roughly rub against the inside of his ears! She then declared that that was enough, that she "couldn't go any deeper" (wasn't asking her to).
Next, she only applied external Flea Medication. (Refused to apply Eardrops, though I requested again.)



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PawsForThought

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So I went out to buy Eardrops.
(Label: Removes excess ear wax)

The Ingredients are:

- water
- sodium chloride
- sodium borate
- disodium EDTA
- boric acid
- sorbic acid
- FD&C blue #1


I searched for Eardrops which are a Miticide, but unfortunately only those containing Aloe Vera (toxic to cats) were available. (I live in Asia). The Ear Canal is in close proximity to the Esophagus & it's too risky.

Do u have any Eardrop brand recommendations?


Anyhow, I followed the instructions on the bottle's label.

The Question I have is:

Getting the Eardrops in is Easy,
but how do you get them out?


2) Told the vet he has extremely Bad Breath & wonder if he might have Throat Infection;
Vet says he has Gingivitis. Says if gets worse, only then will administer Antibiotics.


3) Now after that vet visit, he has been wheezing & gagging (reverse sneezing?) almost everyday now.

What is going on?




* I feed him Carnilove Kibble & surface-cooked Pork Meat every alternate day.
Pork b/c Chicken contain Antibiotics & Hormones. Surface-cooked to kill the Bacteria and b/c Cats are obligate-carnivores who LOVE their meat Raw!

I have since been Cooking the Meat through so that it is NO LONGER EVEN SLIGHTLY-raw.

13/3/17

Martina Stuart

Whoops many questions. First bad breath gingivitis 4.5 month old kitten likely to be associated with shedding temporary teeth. Have a good look in the mouth.
Wax v fungus in ear canals. Fungus moist and smelly and various colours, ear wax black oily and rarely smelly. Most cleansing solutions are oil based and unlikely to be toxic. Use at body heat massage well down the canal and leave nature to do the removal ( beware shaking head splattering the best room wall paper.
Many of the spot on flea Rick worm treatments are effective against ear mites. Make you life easy and use on if you can,
Chuck away the cotton will buds chances are you will create more damage rather than improve things.
Ps I am a vet! Sorry to not have replied earlier been busy !

13/3/17

PawsForThought

Thank you, Ms Stuart, I really appreciate it.


However, after the flea medication had been applied, Kitty is still scratching his ear areas.


Also, after applying the Eardrops and Massaging the area, he kept scratching at his ear, too. He didn't manage to fling the fluid out w/ head-shaking. (LOL about the splatter wallpaper!)


Thanks also, for the heads-up abt the Difference betwn Ear Wax & Fungus. Yeah, am pretty sure my Kitty's case is ear Wax. (Some information on the internet is misleading, hence the need to make this post in forums.)

I was extra Gentle when it came to Cottonbudding, since my Kitty is virtually my baby!



On top of that
about the Eardrops:


"Direct contact (touching) with the skin or eyes is also a route of exposure. Some substances are absorbed through the skin and enter the bloodstream."

- https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/chemicals/toxic_substances.htm



According to the 'oil-water partition coefficient':

"A higher concentration of chemical in the oil phase as compared to the water phase indicates a greater likelihood that the chemical will pass through the cell membrane."

- http://www.visionlearning.com/en/library/Biology/2/Absorption-Distribution-and-Storage-of-Chemicals/106



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PawsForThought

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PawsForThought

".....permeation in the skin is mainly assumed to be through the lipid matrix of the SC."

- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3061229/



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PawsForThought

"The skin is relatively permeable to fat soluble substances & relatively impermeable to water soluble substances. Essential oil molecules are so minute that when they are applied to the skin; they are able to pass through the strateum corneum (the outer layer of the epidermis). From here the oil molecule passes through dermis, into the capillaries and into the bloodstream. Absorption also occurs through the hair follicles and sweat ducts. ...


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PawsForThought

... There are many factors that affect absorption of an oil molecule. Both rate of circulation & the warmth of the skin ...


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PawsForThought

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PawsForThought

.... permeation in the skin is mainly assumed to be through the lipid matrix of the SC."

- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3061229/



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PawsForThought

"The skin is relatively permeable to fat-soluble substances & relatively impermeable to water soluble substances. ... are able to pass through the strateum corneum (the outer layer of the epidermis). From here the oil molecule passes through dermis, into the capillaries & into the bloodstream. ...

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PawsForThought

There seems to be a Bug in the system...
I can't post entire paragraphs here,
but previous statements have been automatically Repeated.

Sorry abt that.

I might have to Repost altogether.


How do I Delete this post? (I suppose I can't, can I?)

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PawsForThought

(even though I've tried hard to keep this Post as Short as possible.)

15/3/17

Martina Stuart

Don't worry about the posting problem. I will sort it when I get time!
However I could not make out what ingredient in the cleaner you are concerned about!
Try googling Auroclens and Leo ear cleaner as alternatives.

15/3/17

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