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 1 1/2 yr old cat has bumps on the outside of his ears and his nose. He has been checked for ear mites – none. They seem to be aggravated by the heat. I have put Neosporen on them and it helps for a little white. What else might I try?
My rabbit keeps scratching her ears with her back leg and shaking her head. However, she doesn’t have scabs and her ear seems clean so it can’t be ear mites. What’s wrong with her?
Ok so I’m not sure if my dog had ear mites or not. He had a spot on his ear a scab nothing serious Sunday I noticed. Then Monday night I come home from work and his ear looks wet from I guess puss his ear is now looks like he cut the scabs open with his nails from scratching and his ear is red and oozing kinda. He is shaking his head every couple mins and is kinda walking with that side of his head tilted. I don’t have alot of money and would like to avoid a trip to the vet if possible. But I don’t know what to do. I have cleaned his ear to the best of my ability with peroxide and put Neosporin on it he now has a cone on to not allow him to itch it but idk if that’s enough.
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??
Hi, my 14 yr old cat has gone from having one ear haemetona a week ago to now both ears have it. He doesn’t have mites, and the vet gave him oral antibiotics and ear cream a week ago. What can I do to make him more comfy while he heals? Doctor said we colud lance them but that can be problematic? He’s still eating and drinking but currently hiding in a pile of boxes.
We had picked up two half bengal kittens for free a day after Christmas. They are adorable. However they were infested other fleas and their ears are dirty no mater how many times I clean them. I think they have ear mites.
I have a one year old tabby cat who we adopted from the vet. However one of the kittens has scratched him 4 times on the face.
His fur has gone where the scratch is and bald.
His scratch has completely healed. There is no bump or pus. They don’t hurt him when touched them as I have washed the wound and put Betadine on the wound.
How long until his hair grows back. My partner and I have decided to give the kittens to our vet hospital, were they can give the kittens the treatment they need.
Just again. How long till my cats hair grows back and what do I need to look out for?
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 14 week old CH kitten has ear mites….he was givin melbemite in each ear…. does this treatment need a second or third dose like other mite remedies? And, how does it work? Do I need to also bath him with pyrethrin shampoo? Some sites say the mites go all over the body.
My cat has been scratching behind his ears so bad that they bleed and have huge scabs , ear mite medicine is not helping , he is usually very sweet and loving , but the past few days he hasent came in or ate much and today he attacked me , what could be wrong ?