Sunday, December 16, 2012

Ear trouble.

Sunday evening, last week, we noticed that Tina’s right ear wasn’t fully upright. The tip was drooping. I checked her ear more closely and noticed it was a bit red looking compared to the other one. I gave it a good wipe with sensitive wipes for cats and dogs that have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and the next day we took her to the vet. Orla went with her and told me that she had been very quiet and easy to handle. No bother at all. The travel box is out all the time and she uses it to sleep in as well, which helped to make her feel at ease. At the vet’s they couldn’t really see much and said that it could be caused by trauma through banging it while hunting or playing. There’s no visible damage other than the drooping and the redness. She’s on a course of antibiotics and an anti-inflammatory because it could be an infection. It is known that cats in a damp environment could get bacterial or yeast infections in their ears. It doesn’t seem to be itchy or painful. We have to keep an eye on her to see if there are any changes.
When she came back from the vet at around 6.30pm, she was hungry. I gave her food and medication as well and she didn’t seem to mind. She’s active and playful so at least it doesn’t seem to bother her. I hope her ear will straighten itself again, but if it doesn’t, we’ll love her all the same.

 Tina with her bent ear.

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