treating ear mites in mama cat and kittens
I have a mama cat (Amy) who I rescued from a parking lot but she has ear mites. She was heavily pregnant and the instructions say to not use the ear mite drops on a pregnant or nursing cat, and the kittens need to be at least 12 weeks old to use it on them.
Amy is so miserable that she has scratched her head bald and bleeding, a few of the kittens have it too but it doesn't seem to bother them as much.
The kittens are 8 weeks old and on solid food although from feeling Amy's nipples I know one or two are still nursing occasionally. I want to help Amy immediately before she really does some damage to her scalp, should I wait for another two weeks when the kittens will be given to their new families or can I treat her now and spare her two more weeks of misery?