Apple Cider Vinegar
Thought I would share this with you. I am always apprehensive about so-called cures but last year the cats all had ear mites. I would clean the ones that would stand for it, but it has always been a problem with outdoor cats. Since we let them all in every now and then for 'lap time', I don't like the idea of parasites. (They all are wormed twice a year.)
So --- I started putting a tablespoon of ACV in the cats and dogs water daily. It took a couple of months but the mites disappeared and all ears are pink and clean. The mites never came back and I haven't had to clean the dogs ears since then either.
I think the concentration of 1 TBS. per gallon of water isn't enough to discourage fleas and ticks though and the cats won't drink the water if I increase the amount. (The creek is close enough that they will just avoid the vinegar water.)
For those of you who have multiple barn cats, try this!