Hi Dr B
I'm just doing some research as my cat is not well at the moment.
It started off as some irritation in front of the ears
, which he kept scratching so it got worse, with scabs
and oozing. He also started getting something similar around his mouth ie on his lips.
After a day or so, his left ear became reddened and around his left eye became a bit swollen and pink.
At this point I took him to the vet. They really had no idea what was wrong with him. They said it looks like FIV. They have put him on antibiotics and a steroids and I have to go back in a week. After a few days on the meds, his ear seems to be improving, but his eye although the swelling has gone down, his tear duct has gone black and they eye I emitting a black discharge, I guess like dried blood?
I will be taking him back to the vets tomorrow, but it would be nice to maybe know what's going on!
I hope he doesn't have FIV. I know its not 100% effective, but he is vaccinated against it, and he is only