How to treat mites in cats

If your cat has access to the outside and you have begun to notice that it is scratched and licked too often, you may have mites. You may also find small orange spots along your body or even a black liquid in your ears, if that is the case, your cat is infected with mites and urgent measures must be taken to eradicate this disease. From .com we tell you how to treat mites in cats and effectively finish them.

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Larvae of mites ( Neotrobicula autumnalis ) are parasites that are found in the grass and in the field, and that adhere to the skin of our furry friends to feed on their blood and that eventually turn into oranges. Mites should be taken very seriously because they can kill your cat's life.


Mites usually adhere to the places with the most delicate and fine skin of your cat. The most common sites are: between your fingers, inside the thighs, armpits and above all, in the auditory pavilion . If you look at these areas and see small orange insects, it is clear that your cat has mites.


Once the presence of mites is detected, the best option is the use of external antiparasitic, with good use will end all parasites. You must use it in a spray format taking into account the parts of the body where the insects are located. What you should do is spray once a week all the sensitive areas of your feline to be really effective and end concentration.


After spraying and spraying all the danger areas, you must take special care that your cat does not lick for more than an hour and that he does not ingest the insecticide since it could be deadly.

A good option for not licking is to put the antiparasitic before eating, because that way your little cat will be distracted and thinking about his food and not the product that you just put, and so while he will act.


As the mites cause very uncomfortable itching and your cat will have scratched it is possible that the skin has something inflamed and swollen, the best thing to alleviate this feeling is that you take him to the veterinarian and puncture him some anti-inflammatory, this way he will pass the discomfort before.


If you are wondering if there is any vaccine to avoid mites a priori, we already confirm that they do not exist. There are only repellent methods to mitigate the effects and kill the parasites. For your part, the best thing you can do is to prevent your cat from going outside and being in contact with the field, and first of all, be aware of him to see if you notice any change in his behavior.