Yuk. As you probably know ear mites are little parasites that live on the surface of the skin lining in the ear canal. They are like small microscopic ticks! The mite itself is barely visible (a small white dot).
However you can usually identify the presence of mites by the
What mites do is pierce the skin surface and feed off ear wax, blood, loose tissue and anything else in there that they find appetizing. When they do this they cause inflammation, discomfort and very irritating ear infections. In addition, Kitty may itch and scratch...this can lead to a whole new set of injuries secondary infections...
The good news is that unlike fleas, ear mites cannot jump off and infest you or your home so do not worry as much about that.