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How to Treat Feline Scabies with Home Remedies

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Treat Feline Scabies with Home Remedies

Feline scabies is one of the most common diseases your cat can suffer from, and it can be treated with home remedies. Mites embed themselves under the skin and cause very annoying and irritating infections and symptoms such as itching, rash and peeling skin, among others. It is a highly contagious skin condition and mites can easily spread among pets. For this reason, you should act as soon as possible and give your pet the appropriate treatment to ensure their well-being and good health. In this article, we explain how to treat feline scabies with home remedies.

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The symptoms of feline scabies are very easy to recognize. They are highly visible and will cause your cat some discomfort too. If your cat is suffering from scabies, you'll notice that they'll scratch and rub their ears constantly, trying to find some kind of relief. They may even feel pain. Your cat will cry when they scratch, plus you'll also notice that they'll move and shake their head insistently, and will have secretions of earwax in the ear with a strong odor. Inflammation of the ears is usually strong and, if left untreated, it can cause blood vessels to rupture after scratching.

How to Treat Feline Scabies with Home Remedies - Step 1

What is most important is to treat the feline scabies infection from mites as soon as possible so that your cat will quickly recover from it. Here we explain some natural remedies which will be useful for your cat's recovery.

For example, white vinegar is very effective for curing scabies due to its acid content. White vinegar will help get rid of any trace of ear mites. You can dilute a little vinegar by adding water and pour the solution into the pinna. This home remedy for feline scabies can't be used if your cat has open wounds, as it may make them worse.

How to Treat Feline Scabies with Home Remedies - Step 2

Another home remedy for feline scabies is corn oil. This will act against mites very effectively and will help relieve the itching. You must massage their ear with some oil and make sure that no area is left untouched. You can use this treatment for at least 12 days and you'll see how the mites disappear and your cat's skin heals.


You can also treat scabies with olive oil because it has a moisturizing effect and greatly reduces itching in the affected area. You just have to apply a few drops of olive oil in the most damaged areas and then massage it into the skin so it is well absorbed.

Besides this, when treating scabies in cats, it is really important that you are extra cautious with their hygiene. You must use dry antibacterial shampoo to clean your cat's skin, because the mites can easily spread to other parts of the body causing the condition to become worse. If you have any doubts, consult a vet and follow any instructions they give you.

How to Treat Feline Scabies with Home Remedies - Step 4

You can also achieve the same effects with another home remedy: a solution based on almond oil and vitamin E. Warm the contents to room temperature and apply the mixture with a dropper. Bear in mind that this treatment should be given every 48 hours for at least 6 days.

Another home remedy for treating mites is boric acid, because it has antiseptic properties and is a good solution for cleaning your cat's ear, to cure the infection and restore the skin affected by scabies.

How to Treat Feline Scabies with Home Remedies - Step 5

Finally, it is highly recommended that you maintain a cleaning routine once a month and delouse your cat properly so you keep your cat protected and it won't contract scabies again. That way, you will prevent the presence and growth of mites. Remember that if you have more than one pet at home, it is best to isolate your cat so it can fight it until the infection has gone to avoid infection of other pets.

How to Treat Feline Scabies with Home Remedies - Step 6

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