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Longblades December 9th, 2014 01:48 PM

Frostbitten Ears in Cats?
Anybody had a cat with frost bitten ears? I'm just curious why the stray we took in is so against having her ears touched. Some cats don't like it but she acts almost as if it hurts. No sign of ear mites and when we first got her I asked for flea treatment that would target ear mites too. Her pretty little tortie ears don't look damaged at all but I think I've read that frost bite in humans can make the skin permanently sensitive. All she does is jerk away, no swatting or hissing about it, but it's a pretty strong reaction. We fed her outside all last winter and live trapped her in April and no sign even then of ear damage but think that could be it? Poor little girl.

sarahjay December 11th, 2014 09:04 AM

I had a stray who was missing the very tips of her ears. We were told by the vet that they had probably been frostbitten and the frostbitten parts had fallen off. I always felt really bad for her. So it's definitely possible! This was when I lived on a farm, so I think she may have been a barn cat before wandering over to our property.

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