Ear Mites in Cats: What You Need to Know as a Cat Owner
What are the signs that my cat has ear mites?
Itchy, itchy ears. You'll also see, as the condition becomes more severe, large amounts of black, fungal-like discharge in the ear.
How common are ear mites?
Ear mites are very common in cats.
How serious are ear mites?
Initially, ear mites in cats are mostly just uncomfortable. Ear mites aren't generally life-threatening, but they can cause some very serious conditions. If left untreated long enough, ear mites may cause a secondary infection, such as a bacterial infection. Cats may develop an abscess in the ear, and in the worst case scenario, it can actually break through to the brain and cause meningitis -- but that's a very rare case.