About a year ago, I found a litter of feral kittens under the house of a friend, so I found homes for all of them and kept one myself. She is small and black, and for the entire year that I've had her, I have had to keep a helmet/cone on her. She started scratching her ears, and it got so bad that her ears would bleed and scab up. I have taken her to the vet multiple times, gotten her checked for ear mites, gotten her antibiotics and kept the helmet on her. we also tried creams prescribed by the vet. No luck. She still finds ways to bloody her ears. She would scratch it against the Christmas tree, the ground, whatever she can do, even if she has her helmet on. The last word we have from the vet is that they can get her skin checked for parasites and other stuff, but it costs $400 and I just don't have that kind of money right now. I don't even know if it's going to work since nothing else has. I wonder if anyone else has experienced this and if they have found a solution. My poor kitty's ears have become quite floppy and permanently scabbed, and the vet says she will probably never grow hair there again! I am very concerned for her health. Please help!
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8/12/07 at 6:00pm