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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?

Re-design3 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-design3 years ago
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Vyger3 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 Vyger3 years ago
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