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Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian
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6 yr. old female cat. just examined one week ago. no mites.

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6 yr. old female cat. just examined one week ago. no mites. indoor cat. shaking head. scratching ears. new hyper thyroid food 7 days tomorrow. holding ears down. sad meowing.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry to hear you are worried about Sweetie Pie. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.

Scratching the ears can be a sign of an allergic reaction. I see she is on the hyperthyroid food; was she also started on methimazole(medication for hyperthyroidism?). Methimazole makes some cats scratch their face and ears.

A diet change can also cause allergy/ itching of the face and ears.

Let me know what else I can answer or help with.