Q&A: What would cause a black cat to scratch the back of his ears until he bleeds and scabs?

Question by proudmamaofababyboy:What would a black cat up to the back of the ear until it bleeds and scabs? My sisters cat is a neutered male has continued to scratch behind the ear where bleeding or crusting My sister does not have a vet right now and I wonder what could be so I can try to help does anyone know ? Best answer: Answer

Red
could be a ear infection. Your sister has to get to a veterinarian.

know him better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

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4 Responses to “Q&A: What would cause a black cat to scratch the back of his ears until he bleeds and scabs?”

  1. FLEAS or somthing inside the ears.
    use a Qtip and wet it and clean inside the ears… if it is very dirty … it most likely is ear mites.
    If the dirt on the outside of the cat turns red when wet… it is flea poo

  2. It could be a number of things from an infection to food allergies.

    Only a vet can diagnose the problem and determine the correct treatment.

    The only thing to do is to take him to a vet – there is no alternative.

    Even a vet reading your question could not diagnose the problem without examining the cat.

    The cat needs to be examined by a vet.

    Anything we might suggest here would simply be guesses.

  3. Sounds like he might have ear mites…have a look into his ears to check for any dark waxy build up, you can find pictures to compare at this link: http://www.lbah.com/feline/ear_mites.htm

    do take him to see a vet as soon as possible…good luck!

  4. Possibly fleas or ear mites.

    A vet would be able to help more than us.

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