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My 15 year old cat,s ear was hurt and swelled. When the

My 15 year old...

My 15 year old cat,s ear was hurt and swelled. When the swelling went down...now She is bleeding bright red blood from her ear and she's shaking her head blood is flying everywhere onto my walls etc. I can see the blood everywhere inside her ear and outside...she's suffering. Is there anyway you could PLEASE help my baby? She's hemorrhaging ...I'm on a fixed income...could I make payments. But she needs help now, she's bleeding to death...please?!?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know what to do about this bleeding. I'll connect you ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your cat?

I'm sorry... Im so upset I can't think at this moment of anything else at this time except both cat are due for their yearly shot.

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It would be very uncommon for a cat to bleed out from an ear injury, though ears can bleed PROFUSELY since they are so vascular. The fact that she's shaking her head is a good sign that she is not so profoundly lethargic that she's losing blood rapidly.

I would recommend looking in to financial aid options and also financing. Try starting with these organizations:

Red Rover: https://redrover.org/find-financial-assistance-veterinary-care

Best friends: http://bestfriends.org/resources/financial-aid-pets

AVMA: https://www.avma.org/public/YourVet/Pages/Financial-assistance-for-veterinary-care-costs.aspx

HSUS: http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/trouble_affording_veterinary_care.html

PAWS: https://www.paws.org/cats-and-dogs/other-services/help-with-veterinary-bills/

Your dogs friend: http://yourdogsfriend.org/we-recommend/need-help-paying-vet-bills/

AFRP: https://www.animalfriendsrescue.org/financialassistance.html

Speaking for Spot: http://speakingforspot.com/?p=Financial%20Assistance%20for%20Veterinary%20Care

2 options for financing include www.carecredit.com and www.scratchpay.com. Both of these companies have low interest APR rates (starting at 5%) and allow you to pay for a vet bill over 6-24 months.

In the meanwhile, clean the ear with water and see if you can find the original cause of injury. If so, you can pack this area with cornstarch to try to keep the area from bleeding. You can also trim a sock and create a snood to keep her from shaking her head effectively. It should look like this: https://i.pinimg.com/736x/df/ea/96/dfea962fd844e3667e0bc0e5ffeec21c.jpg to cover the ears fully. You may need some tape (like Elasticon available at Walmart or Walgreens in the pharmacy section) to help secure the sock snood down.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I can not stop the bleeding! She's been bleeding for two weeks. I thought it would clot and stop. I cannot get the bleeding to stop!!!
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