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Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian
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Experience:  More than 30 years of companion animal practice.
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My cat has ear hematoma and we don't have the funds for a

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My cat has ear hematoma and we don't have the funds for a Vet. is there anything we can do at home to make this better or can this heal by itself
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Speedy it's his name and he is six years old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about and?
Customer: no he is really scared of people so he is always running.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for using Just Answer. My name is***** am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

I am sorry to hear about Speedy's hematoma. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.

This will resolve without treatment, but he will be left with a crinkled ear. The only cases where the ear stayed normal in appearance are where I drained the fluid from the ear daily with a sterile syringe, and put the cat on steroids for the inflammation.

It is suspected these hematomas happen because of an allergic reaction to something, so again steroids can be helpful, but you can't get that without a prescription. If you want to try something at home, you could try antihistamines, such as giving him 10 mg of Benadryl (Not Benadryl D!) 2 to 3 times daily.

Let me know if this helps, and what other questions I can answer.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
liquid benedryl?
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

Yes, you need to look at the label to see how much to give that would be 10 mg. I think the liquid comes as both 12.5 mg per teaspoon, and 25 mg per teaspoon.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

And to be sure that it is just Benadryl, no other active ingredients but diphenhydramine.

It may help, but usually these cats need prescription steroids.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

I have not heard back from you; I hope you saw my response.

Please let me know how Speedy is doing. Kindly consider rating my answer so the website knows I assisted you!