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What is this thing on my cat's ear?

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by xanthetic, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. xanthetic

    xanthetic PetForums Newbie

    Aug 6, 2009
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    My cat was in a fight with another cat two nights ago (although i'm not sure there was any contact... just a lot of yowling)

    Anyway, tonight, I discovered this tiny thing on the tip of my cat's ear. It was very hard to get a good picture, but I managed to get one.

    http://members.shaw.ca/storage_3/thing-on-ear.jpg (Warning: slightly gross, but not really)

    It's very hard. I thought it was some kind of blood clot but i've never seen one like it. I've tried pulling on it w/tweezers but it seems firmly stuck. I've put a little hydrogen peroxide on it, but that's it.

    What is this thing on my cat's ear?
  2. gesic

    gesic PetForums VIP

    Feb 19, 2009
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    hi, fantastic pic...wish i could do stuff like that!
    looks like a scratch which may have displaced a bit of skin and this will die off scab and come off when heeled.
    good idea re hydrogen peroxide...that will have sorted out any bacteria;)
  3. sullivan

    sullivan PetForums VIP

    Aug 29, 2008
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    Yes id say a skin scab as gestic says it will dry and drop off.
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