Cat Veterinary

Have Cat Questions? Ask a Cat Vet Online.

Ask a Cat Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Cat Veterinary

I put lavender oil on his ear to remove a tick. His ear is a

Customer Question
little red and swollen. I...
I put lavender oil on his ear to remove a tick. His ear is a little red and swollen. I washed it all off. Will he be ok?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Franky is 6
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Franky?
Customer: He just adopted us. We got all his shots
Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Answered in 1 hour by:
6/20/2017
Cat Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Cat Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
Scott Perry
Scott Perry, Cat Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 1,650
Experience: DVM
Verified

Hello. My name is***** and I am a veterinarian that can answer your question. I understand you removed a tick from Franky's ear recently, but it is now a little red and swollen. Is the area that is red just the spot where the tick was located, or is the entire ear red and swollen?

Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Cat Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Cat Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Also, you may receive a request for a phone call. This is automatically offered by the website, but you do not have to accept it. I can not stop the offer from being made, but I am able to answer your question with the chat box only if you prefer it.

Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
His entire ear. I washed the oil off. I think he may have absorbed some. Is lavendar oil ok for cats?
Cat Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Cat Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
Lavender is definitely safe to use for cats, so there is no toxicity here. It may have irritated the skin a little, or the inflammation from the tick may have spread to the entire ear. As long as she is not excessively scratching the ear or head shaking a lot then she will be OK to just monitor it. If it is from one of the things I mentioned then it should resolve within 24-48 hours.
Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Cat Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Cat Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
Please let me know if you have more questions. If you are satisfied, I would appreciate very much a positive review. You may leave up to 5 stars when ready. I will be standing by if you have other questions.
Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Cat Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Cat Veterinarian replied 5 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Scott Perry
Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Ask Scott Perry Your Own Question
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Scott Perry, Cat Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 1,650
1,650 Satisfied Customers
Experience: DVM

Scott Perry is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Cat Veterinarian

3,926 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

4,753 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

4,448 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

3,998 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet experience in medicine and surgery.

Rebecca

Rebecca

Cat Veterinarian

3,493 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

Dr. Drew

Dr. Drew

Cat Veterinarian

3,072 satisfied customers

Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

Dr. Deb

Dr. Deb

Cat Veterinarian

2,877 satisfied customers

I have been a practicing veterinarian for over 30 years.

< Previous | Next >

Related Cat Veterinary Questions
My cat's ear is swollen. it looks like a sist orsomething on
my cat's ear is swollen. it looks like a sist orsomething on hit. he has been scratching it alot. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
My kitten has ear mites. I'm giving him the proper drop
My kitten has ear mites. I'm giving him the proper drop medication twice a day and they seem to be clearing up. For some reason, the fur around his ears seems to be damp and matted. Is this just from … read more
Dr. Meghan Denney
Dr. Meghan Denney
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,643 satisfied customers
His left ear is tilted, he is off balance, when he shakes
his left ear is tilted, he is off balance, when he shakes his head he falls over, and stumbles and falls when he walks he isn't jumping, and isn't interested in treats … read more
Dr. Andy
Dr. Andy
Medical Director
Doctoral Degree
4,753 satisfied customers
Kitten just treated 2nd time for ear mites. Tonite noticing
Kitten just treated 2nd time for ear mites. Tonite noticing he is experiencing nyastagmus & tilts his head & goes around in half circle like … read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,493 satisfied customers
My cat is showing the same symptoms in right ear outside red
My cat is showing the same symptoms in right ear outside red little scabes … read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,408 satisfied customers
Just looking up reason for spots of thin hair on ear and
Just looking up reason for spots of thin hair on ear and around neck … read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Cat Veterinarian
1,650 satisfied customers
My cat has had ear infections/ear mites for quit some time
My cat has had ear infections/ear mites for quit some time now. I've treated her with medication (ear drops twice a day) and ear cleanings regularly as prescribed by our vet but she is not getting bet… read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
671 satisfied customers
I have a Calico that has developed a "sore" behind one ear
I have a Calico that has developed a "sore" behind one ear on her neck, and I've been just using an antiseptic as it looks like a skin dermatitis. She is one of three inside (never outside) so wonder … read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
4,448 satisfied customers
He is shaking his head and scratching his ears. Been going
He is shaking his head and scratching his ears. Been going on for a few days now. No visible sign of mites or fleas... I have some leftover Mometamax from my other cat's yeast infection of the ear. An… read more
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,877 satisfied customers
My kitten was missing some fur near it's ears. Probably due
My kitten was missing some fur near it's ears. Probably due to some ear mites and fleas. How long will it take for it's fur to grow back?It's a ragdoll/bengal mixed kitten. 12-weeks old now. Had them … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
671 satisfied customers
My cat ears. He has debris like dried blood. Puts his ears
My cat ears. He has debris like dried blood. Puts his ears in weird positions. Shakes his head. Sometimes meows really loud and takes off. He does not like me to touch his ears. … read more
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
338 satisfied customers
Are Synotic ear drops okay for cats? Drugs.com states this
Are Synotic ear drops okay for cats? Drugs.com states this is only for dogs. Allergy specialist (also ear specialist?) prescribed 0.25 mL daily for about 2 wks to decrease inner ear inflammation and s… read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Cat Veterinarian
1,650 satisfied customers
He has a hematoma on his left ear at the base that is
He has a hematoma on his left ear at the base that is blocking his ability to hear. … read more
divealot1
divealot1
DVM
6 satisfied customers
He has spots around his ears and on skin around his ears. It
He has brown spots around his ears and on skin around his ears. It was red for a couple days and I put triple anti-biotic … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,442 satisfied customers
She has a large hematoma in her ear, and the ear itself is
She has a large hematoma in her ear, and the ear itself is almost swollen shut, I had it drained on Friday but it's now larger than ever, she was given a antibiotic shot that lasts 2 weeks and drops f… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
13 year old barn cat. One of the ears is a cauliflower ear
13 year old barn cat. One of the ears is a cauliflower ear from a previous fight. Currently there is yellow puss come out of that ear. There is a lump below that. Also the eye one that side had mucous… read more
Dr. Peck
Dr. Peck
Associate Veterinarian
Doctorate Veterinary Medicine
338 satisfied customers
Raw ears from scratching, what can I put on the ears. Sissy
Raw ears from scratching , what can I put on the ears. … read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Cat Veterinarian
1,650 satisfied customers
I accidentaly put all natural ear wash in my cats ear,it is
i accidentaly put all natural ear wash in my cats ear,it is for dogs,and has essentail oils … read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
4,448 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x