My 14 year old cat has had a ear hematoma for a really long time…

My 14 year old cat has had a ear hematoma for a really long time. i was reading online that it will go down on its own but it has not should i take him to the vet?and what is the cost to have the surgery done?

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello,
A hematoma can only last so long and then the blood starts to calcify and the result (usually by bout 4 weeks) is a thickened deformed ear that cannot be repaired. Of greatest concern to me in these cases is the origin of the hematoma? What caused it? Infection, parasites, trauma, a mass in the ear, allergies, etc? Please speak to your vet about identifying the cause and possible treatment options. The costs vary between medication and extensive surgery, or about $50 to a few hundred. Good Luck

Sarah
2 years ago

Good morning. Hematoma can take a very long time to heal. If it seems to bother your cat or make them uncomfortable, then you might want to talk to your vet about surgery options. However, if it isn’t bothersome or painful, I would try to let the body heal on its own. Surgery is stressful. Hope this helps. Best of luck to you and kitty??