When the cat presses its ears to the head, this causes concern to its owner. The question immediately arises why the darling behaves this way. After all, this can be a signal of a dangerous disease, but it is not always. Often the reason for this behavior is completely harmless.
Way of communication
Cats, except for meowing, communicate with owners with sign language. For this they use:
By behavior you can understand what the animal wants to say. If the ears are pressed tightly to the head and turned back, the hair on the body is raised - it means the cat is stressed or scared, as it feels threatened. It is necessary to behave with the pet affectionately, to calm him.
When a cat twitches its tail while pressing its ears to its head, it wants to express its displeasure or annoyance. It is worth sorting out what’s the matter, eliminating the cause, and then the animal will cease to behave this way.
The cat lies on the ground, then presses its ears, then prick them up, which means that it is very passionate and hunts. At this moment, it is better not to touch the animal and not disturb it.
Also, the cat presses its ears when it is stroked on the head, or she rubs it herself. A strong, loud noise will also be the reason when the cat presses its ears. In all other cases, they stick out and pick up the slightest sounds.
A cause for concern should be that the cat presses one ear constantly. At the same time, she shakes her head, often scratches her ear. Possible reasons for this:
- foreign body;
Any of these reasons will cause the animal discomfort. Both left and right ear can suffer. If it is noticed that the ear is often pressed to the head, you need to inspect the ears of the cat. This will reveal what was the reason for the occurrence of such symptoms.
Ear contamination is easy to eliminate. Only this is recommended very carefully, as inaccurate and gross movements lead to injuries of the auditory canal. If a foreign body is detected, you can remove it yourself. If the attempt was unsuccessful, it is better to contact the veterinarian for qualified assistance.
Otitis, as a rule, causes swelling and soreness of the ear canal, discharge is present. Here you can not do without the use of antibacterial drops, ointments, antihistamines. Consultation of a doctor in this case is required, only he can establish the correct diagnosis and prescribe competent treatment. The sooner treatment is started, the faster recovery will be without complications.
Severe itching of the ear causes mite damage. The tick is auricular and subcutaneous. The first species lives directly in the ear canal. His presence, except for itching, is accompanied by discharge from the ear, the appearance of plaque. The subcutaneous tick most often settles above the eyes and near the ears in the surface layers of the skin. Over time, it spreads, almost the whole body and ears become infected.
Constant observation and care of your beloved pet will help him to remain always healthy and cheerful, and the owner calm!