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    08-07-2012, 09:48 PM
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Cat with sore spots on ears

Hi there. I have a cat about 9 mos old. He's very healthy in all ways. Just today I noticed that the little folds area of both his ears is sore and bleeding. Same spot on both sides. He doesn't shake and itch excessively like mites and I can't see any. Even though they're sore he lets me look at them. When he does scratch its very gently. I have some Vetrycin (sp?) that I'm putting on right now, but any ideas on what's causing this?

Same spot on both sides.
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    08-07-2012, 10:07 PM
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What color is he? If he's white/has white ears and spends any time outside/in a very sunny area, sunburn seems likely.
    08-07-2012, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Wallaby    
What color is he? If he's white/has white ears and spends any time outside/in a very sunny area, sunburn seems likely.
He's a grey tabby kind of color. He spends very little time outside. Some of course, but not much and usually evening or night.
    08-07-2012, 10:20 PM
One of my cats had this - turns out that she was alergic to a patricular plant outside - maybe try limiting the plants it goes near and see if that helps!
    08-07-2012, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by sommsama09    
One of my cats had this - turns out that she was alergic to a patricular plant outside - maybe try limiting the plants it goes near and see if that helps!
Hmmmm... this is interesting because I was thinking allergy. I will take extra care for a couple days to keep him indoors and see what happens.
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    08-07-2012, 11:34 PM
I would double check with a vet to make sure he doesn't have an ear infection- you're right that mites are way more common in cats, but they can get ear infections too, especially if allergies are involved. If it is infected, even if an allergic reaction started, you will need to get the infection under control too.
    08-07-2012, 11:38 PM
Sounds like an allergy to me too. One of my kitties has terrible allergies to bugs (well, it's really to bug poop) and it makes her poor little ears inflamed and itchy. She doesn't go at them hard, but often enough to make them red and bald.
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    08-08-2012, 12:23 AM
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Several things can cause that. There could be deep seated mites, allergies or what popped into my mind oddly enough was miliary dermatitis. I'm going to find you a link on it. Can start on the ears. I'd out some dermalone in her ears and some cortisone cream on her ears.
Here's a link
Miliary Dermatitis in Cats-Causes, Symptoms & Treatment | Cat Health Collection
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    08-08-2012, 12:29 AM
Green Broke
That was a very interesting article. Thank you! I'm going to look into several things.
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