My cats ear is swollen and folded down. A week ago. And yes. Mystery. He is 4 years old. I don’t think so!

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Customer: My cats ear is swollen and folded down
JA: I'll do all I can to help. When did you first notice this swelling? Does the cat lick the skin as well?
Customer: a week ago. And yes
JA: And what's the cat's name and age?
Customer: Mystery. He is 4 years old
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I don’t think so!
Answered by paul brazzell in 2 mins 2 months ago
paul brazzell
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Hello there. This is Dr.Paul Brazzell. I am sorry that you are having trouble with Mystery.

I can understand how stressful it is for you. I will do my utmost best to help you. Please note that it may take a few minutes to see my reply to your posts. Discussing the case by phone allows me to be more efficient and accurate in assessing the problem. Now, let’s see if we can get this sorted out for you. Are you able to send me a photo of the ear?

Customer attachment 3/31/2023 12:48:29 PM

Thank you so much for the photo. That is very helpful.

Is he shaking his head?


Thank you so much.

Does he have any other medical problems? Is he taking any medications?

He doesn't have any other medical problems. He also isn't on any medication

Thank you for that information. Please give me a few minutes to type my recommendations.

Okay, I am back. This is an "aural hematoma". We do not know the cause. You are seeing a fluid build-up between the cartilage pieces within the ear flap. This is not a medical emergency, and you can take Mystery in today or tomorrow. They will drain the fluid, and tape the ear to the top of his head for 5 to 7 days. This is to prevent a recurrence.


Thank you so much

You are so very welcome. Please keep me apprised.

Please feel to reach out to me if you have any more questions regarding this problem or any future concerns. I am here to help!

And please let me know if I have not addressed any of your concerns. I will be happy to circle back and get you the information that you need.


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