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Does my kitten need to see the vet for this?

(5 Posts)
viviennewestood Sat 16-Jul-16 16:58:42

My kitten came in last night with a cut to her ear. It was bleeding but seems dry now however there's a small part of her ear coming away from the rest of her ear. It's really tiny and isn't bothering her but I don't know if it will heal.

Madbengalmum Sat 16-Jul-16 17:05:08

I would bathe it in some salt water and keep an eye on it. Sounds like she has been in a fight and another cat has caught her ear. If it is only a small rip it should heal well if kept clean.

TroysMammy Sat 16-Jul-16 18:50:09

This happened to my cat, he came running up to the bedroom stood on the bed and shook his head. There was blood all over my freshly laundered white bedding! I pinned him down and washed his ear with water dipped in cotton wool and wiped it over with an antiseptic wipe. He was fine but had a permanent nick in his ear.

thecatneuterer Sat 16-Jul-16 19:48:18

She should be fine. If you bathe it use just water or salt water - not antiseptic.

WeirdAndPissedOff Sat 16-Jul-16 20:46:48

I would also clean it and keep an eye - if it seems like it's getting worse or not healing then you can take her in, but otherwise the vet probably won't do much more than that.

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