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black mass in cats ear???

Discussion in 'Cat Health' started by jasoneggleston, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. jasoneggleston

    jasoneggleston Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    My girlfriend noticed a black mass in my cats ear today. I have no clue what it is. Can anybody help?
     

  2. cocoalily

    cocoalily TCS Member Top Cat

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    I have no idea. If you don't know what it is though, the best thing to do is get your kitty in to the vet to check it out so you don't end up with worsening problems. Keep us updated, and sending vibes for kitty!
     

  3. jasoneggleston

    jasoneggleston Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    I do plan to take her to the vet. I just wanted to see if I could get an idea before I went.

    Possibly ear mites??? it is a really hard mass though.
     

  4. booktigger

    booktigger TCS Member Top Cat

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    I hope you have made a vet appointment by now.
     

  5. meowers

    meowers TCS Member Top Cat

    I dont know, but it lokoks really bad Hope the vet is to be seen soon.

    When I got Kitty she had massive ear mites. When the vet stuck a q-tip in her ear it came out all gunky black...
     

  6. althekitty

    althekitty TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    I would go to the vet as soon as you can. Even if its nothing serious, it can't be very comfortable for poor kitty. When I got my kitty from the shelter he had a few earmites and we got some drops and it cleared up, it was black too but it was nothing at all like that. Is it bothering your kitty? I he scratching at it or rubbing it?
     

  7. abymummy

    abymummy TCS Member Top Cat

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    Looks like a severe and long drawn out case of ear mites to me! Off to the vet you go!
     

  8. darlili

    darlili TCS Member Top Cat

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    I'd just make sure I'd describe the issue to the desk when making the appointment - hopefully it's nothing too horribly serious, but I think I'd like them to get me in ASAP. Actually, knowing me, I'd be calling for an appointment from their parking lot! [​IMG]

    Maybe write down any symptoms you or your girlfriend have noticed - headshaking, pawing at the ear, responding, or not, to sounds....any little thing may aid the vet with diagnosis and treatment. Good luck, and let us know what the vet says. Thanks!
     

  9. rang_27

    rang_27 TCS Member Top Cat

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    I have never seen ear mites that looked like that??, but then it is possible. Hopefully it is not serious.
     

  10. althekitty

    althekitty TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    Any news? I hope kitty is okay [​IMG]
     

  11. goldenkitty45

    goldenkitty45 TCS Member Top Cat

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    Whatever it is, it needs to be taken care of yesterday! Let us know what the verdict is.
     

  12. abbycats

    abbycats TCS Member Top Cat

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    Is there an update on this? I'm curious what this could possibly be.
     

  13. meowers

    meowers TCS Member Top Cat

    I am still wondering what it is too
     

  14. althekitty

    althekitty TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    Me too! I wonder what it could have been.
     

  15. lsanders

    lsanders TCS Member Adult Cat

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    Hello (echoes)?

    Any update? I've very curious to know what this was!
     

  16. pee-cleaner

    pee-cleaner TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    I googled, "black mass in cat's ear" and discovered that the OP has posted on several cat info boards. Same question to everyone and responded back to none of them. I doubt we'll ever know what happened. Poor kitty--hope she's OK.
     

  17. erzsebet

    erzsebet TCS Member Adult Cat

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    Major vibes this kitty gets the attention it needs ASAP
     

  18. phillygal

    phillygal TCS Member Adult Cat

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    Sounds like ear mites. My Casey had tons of them when he was rescued as a kitten. Please take care of them quickly; they can cause major problems if left untreated. If I recall correctly, we used ointment on his ears twice daily and the problem cleared up fairly quickly. It was so nice to see his cute little pink ears! [​IMG]
     

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