I am helping someone who rescued a young female stray cat a few weeks ago. No microchip. The plan is to get her vetted and adopted. She tested positive for ear mites , & tapeworms. She has had 2 applications of Revolution , 2 weeks apart, per vet instructions. She had an ear hematoma that the vet drained and sutured. The vet gave her virbantel dewormer tablet , and she is now due for her second dose, the info with this product states it is for dogs and puppies only. She didn’t get that 2nd dose, will consult with vet about it – recheck visit tomorrow. My question is about the virbantel tablet, is it safe for use on cats? What are the risks ? She has had other symptoms that we thought were unrelated , now I am wondering if the 1st dose she received at the vet had some side effects. Also she was shaved to check for a spay scar, I attached photo. Looks like there were two incisions. Any thoughts and or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
My dog has a drain in his ear for an aural hematoma. It has been in for a week and is supposed to be in for 2 more but it appears as though it may be coming out. What happens if it comes out before we get to the vet?
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?
Hematoma. My 10 yr old. dog. just had surgery a week and half ago and the base of the ear is filled back up, hot to the touch and painful. Im worried she needs surgery again but I feel like. my vet screwed up and I cant afford another 600 bucks to fix it. If he did the surgery right shouldnt it have a drain spot left open and should he fix this again on his dime. Should I look for a new vet? In 10 yrs my dog has never had problems with her ear. Im so upset to see that its filling back up a week and a half later. Shes miserable 🙁
Hello, my cat has ear hematoma due to the poor care it received from its last owner. I happen to know it was well cared for after that owner by others for a short time, and that it is due to mites, not a reocurrIng issue. However I cannot afford to take my cat into the vet repeatedly to hopefully solve the issue.. Are there any at home treatments I can do to help my furry friend relieve his ear??
My cat has gone under right ear Hematoma surgery on Sunday. 15 stitches and a 2-3 cm single cut has been made to drain the blood and prevent the ear from filling up again, plus antibiotic syrop. After two days it got swollen up again, we came for a check in – the vet stuck a metal thing in the cut, popping up the liquids (not blood), without draining them completely (the cat hid in it’s bag and the vet didn’t even try to proceed until full disinfection), sold me a cleaning fluid and send me home telling me I need to clean his ear everyday (how can I, unequipped drain the liquids and disinfect them at home?) , until we get into check in again. What I’m asking is, how professional is it to send a client who paid good money for his pet to be rid of his ear problem by surgery intervention to be sent home to clean the skin around the closed cut of a filled with liquids ear (probably even with an infection) will help the ear to heal? Should I try another vet? Or is it alright for the ear to get swollen after surgery and will cleaning, outside without draining the fluids, help?
My cat has had a ear hematoma for 7 months .i have not taken him to the vet because i was told it would go down. Will it ever go down? Should i take him to a vet? Thanks.
I have a mystery condition that causes cat to violently scratch at his face constantly. He lives in a cone because once removed he scratches violently. He only scratches at two spots. has been treated for fleas/ticks/mites. Skin was UV light tested. X-rays done when a mass popped up behind his ear. Not ear mites. No infections. Eyes were tested. Awaiting biopsy of a mass (removed)behind his ear & lesion under his tongue. Constant head shaking in that Cone has caused an aural hematoma. Vet is mystified!
A few questions. Can I give my cat metacam and trazodone together ? They were prescribed separate times to treat his destructive scratching at his head and face. We’ve since removed a mass behind his ear and taken biopsy of 3 other lesions. One under his tongue. He has been treated for mites and fleas etc. X-rays and UV testing. He has lived in the cone of shame for about 5 months now. He scratches like mad within seconds of removing it. A bloody mess everytime it heals. It is very localized which makes it hard to be (food)allergies?
He just had surgery to fix the aural hematoma caused by his violent head shaking and cone scratching. (No ear mites either)
So he is in an extreme amount of discomfort. He was given a 2 week injection of antibiotic and sent home with metacam. However. The ear now seems very inflamed. It is stitched down to a piece of surgical ‘plastic’ to keep from refilling I think? He is trying to scratch at it so much. He had caused a severe infection in his back toe from scratching at that cone so intensely. It will need amputation.
It is like taking apart an engine. We are awaiting the biopsy results but until then his poor surgery site seems so uncomfortable.
I’m not sure if I should clean it? His head shaking still causes the ears to tap at the cone edges causing such tenderness the poor guy needs to be so sedated to get rest.
Any advice is great advice! Thanking you in advance.
Symptoms started after he started going outside for the first time, one small wound turned into his face being scratched off. so I got him his first set of shots and an antibiotic injection. Medications tried include: numerous antibiotic injections, metacam, trazodone/tramadol for sedating effects to stop scratching. Cyproheptedine. Advantix/flea tick and mite treatment. His X-rays revealed nothing other than an elongated heart. I had his brother who died suddenly at 15 weeks (heart attack?)
*** update ~vet visit for biopsy results **^
Hello and Thanks so much for your advice! I saw my vet today for the results. Also because My cat has continued to shake his post surgery ear which split the tip open. Healing post-hematoma has been botched. So they will be removing the ear flap and cauterizing the edges.
As for the biopsies I’ll summarize point form the microscopic interpretations.
Skin: ulcerative dermatitis, pleocellular with eosinophils, low grade to moderate with granulation tissue proliferation with superficial bacteria.
Tongue : ulcerative glossitis, eosinophilic rich with collagenolysis.
Mass from behind bottom of ear: hyperplastic/reactive, draining lymph node.
So basically what he said was its food allergy or an external (who knows what) allergy.
However in the report it noted that these types of allergies usually respond to corticosteroids. He was given about 3 cortisone injections which did nothing.
So at this point we try the vet diet like you recommended.
He will be sent home with prednisone for the recovery of his ear once again.
So basically what we face is should we try the blood test 300$ to narrow allergens down?? Or do we try vet diet first. (I’ve gone into debt with these bills )
The most pressing issue is how to calm the scratching at his cone, head and ear shaking. It is constant. To the point where he doesn’t stop unless we snugly bandage his ear/head. And heavily medicated him. (Trazadone) The pressure helps.
I just want him to be able to get some rest. And not have us constantly bombarding him to clean his wounds. Wrap his head. Clean his cone. Ouff. My poor boy. He’s starting to get real annoyed with all of the fussing over him. However he is actually gaining weight!
I also asked about feline herpetic just in case and he said there are no upper respiratory signs present. And X-rays for the chest and head were all clear.
I pray we find something that works for the itch.
My cat had an aural hematoma 14 days ago. He went right to vet where it was lanced & given a shot of depo medrol & prednisolone 15mg to take 2x’s/day for 5 days then once/day for 5 days & once every other day for 7 days. No antibiotics we’re given. Throughout the past 13 days liquid drained from the Lance site. Watery but milky in color. Today it is a pillow ear again. I am frantic that my vet is gonna say the only other alternative is surgery. Is there another alternative? Why wouldn’t I have also gotten antibiotic to give these past 14 days? Was just left w/a gaping hole, no drain.
My 15 year old dog developed an ear hematoma several weeks ago. I did some research and was scared off from seeking vet help when multiple vets reported that treatment would include putting the animal under anesthesia. I tries keeping the ear upright with the use of a bandage around my dog’s head and that proved to be helpful when she would keep it on. Since research assured that the hematoma would naturally reabsorb I didn’t fight with the bandage but now the ear seems to have a solid mass in it rather than a fluid filled pocket. Is that cause for concern? What can I do to help my old girl. She does not seem to be in any pain, I can touch and squeeze the ear with no protest.