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kitty ear infection?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I was wondering what you should look for if a cat's ear is infected. Basically Jake's left ear looked like it was drooping downward a little bit and he wouldn't let me pet him on that spot like he normally does. I'm thinking something might have bitten him or it may be infected or something? I'm not really sure. From what I could tell, there were no ticks or anything on him. Can someone help me out on what it could be? Thanks
post #2 of 10
Hi ! Can you touch his ear gently and take a look inside ? it might have some black things... one of my cats had an infection and had black things / dirt like inside, I took it to the vet and gave him an ear cream after 4 days it was gone.
Good luck !
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
He won't even let me get near it, which is why I'm a bit worried. Next time I'm visiting my dad's I might have to run him to the vet or Humane Society. They might be able to help with medication.
post #4 of 10
Ear infections can be very painful. I would get him ASAP.
And the longer you wait to take him in, the harder/longer the treatment will be.
post #5 of 10
If his ear is that sore, then it's probably an infection. Is his eye watering or squinty on that side? An ear infection can be dangerous, so you really need to see a vet as soon as possible. A round of antibiotics will usually clear it up. If the infection is bad...his eardrum could rupture and he could suffer hearing loss, or the infection can travel to other areas, like his bloodstream. I hope you can find a vet soon!
post #6 of 10
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His eye seemed fine when I was down there last weekend, but I guess a lot can change in a week. I'm going to try to get back to my dad's on wednesday and check on him.
post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by taterbug View Post
If his ear is that sore, then it's probably an infection. Is his eye watering or squinty on that side? An ear infection can be dangerous, so you really need to see a vet as soon as possible. A round of antibiotics will usually clear it up. If the infection is bad...his eardrum could rupture and he could suffer hearing loss, or the infection can travel to other areas, like his bloodstream. I hope you can find a vet soon!
I would also go to the vet soon !
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
I just wonder if it's maybe Jake just getting older. He is going on 8 years old now so he's no Spring kitty. If you click on his cat page, you can somewhat see his left ear drooping a bit.
post #9 of 10
One of my cats, who I had thought had a case of earmites, ended up having an ear infection and had to be treated with antibiotics. I noticed things "weren't right" by the way he was acting, and I also noticed a slight smell coming from one of his ears.

If you think your cat has an ear infection, the best thing to do is to get him in to see the vet ASAP, b/c an ear infection can lead to other more serious things - including loss of hearing.

~KK~
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
I've got to try and get down to my dad's after this weekend and check on him. There's no way to call him either since he had his phone disconnected.
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