Q&A: Can liquid flea treatment “burn” a cats ears?

Question by Matt: Can liquid flea treatment “burn” a cats ears?
I used some over the counter flea treatment on my 1 yr old cat a few weeks ago. It’s the liquid kind that goes between their shoulder blades. I noticed that at the base of each ear now, that there are bright red, bleeding sores. The woman at Petsmart and a vet office said that the over the counter stuff is too strong for cats and can cause “burns” on their ears. Has anyone else heard about this or experienced this before? For those that have heard about it, what should I use to prevent the “burns”?

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Answer by curious
I have an aunt who used to work in a vet office, she said she seen a lot of animals come in who had the over the counter flea stuff on them that caused problems. It’s just too harsh on some animals or the owners aren’t buying the right kind for their animals size, etc. You shouldn’t of put it so close to the ears. See what kind your vet suggest & how often you should apply it to your cat.

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