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Cats Ears with frostbite Starting to tear off. What should i do?


We Took in a cat that was Hanging around our house and eating our dogs food. its Very cold out and i have no idea where this cat came from. He is a very Gentle Tom. He must have a had a home before. the tips of his ears. the top 3/8'' are tearing off.
What should i do?

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Re-design5 years ago
Thanks for taking the cat into your home!

Probably the damage is done.

What you can do now is take the cat to a vet so he can keep infection from setting in. And maybe relieve any pain.
iceng Re-design5 years ago
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JamesC5872 months ago

One of my cats just recently had this happen. The vet said the ear tips would have just fallen off naturally without any risk of infection. I live in an area of the country known for severe cold in the winter so the vet has a lot of experience in this. Since my cat had an unrelated health issue that required sedation to be done, she offered to remove the dead tissue at the same time. I think we should be safe rather than sorry anyway and let a professional make that decision especially if it affects other body parts like the tail.

Vyger5 years ago
The frostbit tissue is dead and as such will fall off. There will be a line where the good tissue is. It probably doesn't really hurt him although it might look like it does. All the ones I have ever seen do just fine. They may have a little bleed when the scab falls off but that is about all. And now he is frost proof since the vulnerable parts are gone. I have had it happen to chickens also, their combs and wattles are prone to freezing. You just can't put a hat on a cat or a chicken.
lemonie Vyger5 years ago