How do you get rid of ear polyps in cats?

How do you get rid of ear polyps in cats?

Inflammatory polyps can be removed by grasping the mass with a pair of forceps and gently pulling out until it is released from the tissues of the middle ear. This type of surgery can be done only if the polyp has grown up into the ear canal or is visible in the back of the throat.

How are polyps treated in cats?

Nasal polyps can often be surgically removed with traction or avulsion (pulling or tearing). With your cat under general anesthesia, your veterinarian will use forceps to grip, twist, and pull the polyp free from its attachment.

Why does my cat have a polyp in her ear?

Last year at some point, our 10 year old female cat started showing signs of an ear infection. After taking her to the veterinarian, she was diagnosed with an ear polyp, and we were referred to a specialist. The Specialist confirmed the diagnosis, and gave up 2 suggestions. The first method was a procedure to pull out the polyp.

How old can a cat be with ear cancer?

She is maybe 12-ish years old. I read somewhere that average cat lifespan is 14-16 years old. And, read somewhere else that middle ear tumors are more likely to be cancerous than not, with survival rate about 1 year after aggressive surgery. I am going to do a biopsy and talk to my vet more, but for the moment let’s assume it’s cancerous.

Why does my cat have an ear infection?

Last year at some point, our 10 year old female cat started showing signs of an ear infection. After taking her to the veterinarian, she was diagnosed with an ear polyp, and we were referred to a specialist. The Specialist confirmed the diagnosis, and gave up 2 suggestions.

Can a polyp on a cat grow back?

One of our cats had a polyp removed “the simple way” a year ago and was told that they grow back in 50 – 80% of cases. Wednesday, he is scheduled for the surgery unfortunately, the place we go to is one of the best animal hospitals in the southwest and they charge quite a bit.

Can a polyp grow back on a cat’s ear?

An untreated ear polyp can cause damage and be very painful to the cat. If you can see about payments, that would be great. One of our cats had a polyp removed “the simple way” a year ago and was told that they grow back in 50 – 80% of cases.

When to take your cat to the vet for an aural polyp?

In severe cases, the polyp can grow large enough to block your cat’s airway. If you notice your cat has difficulty breathing take them to your vet right away. Watch for excessive ear scratching. Aural polyps will obviously create discomfort in your cat’s ears.

She is maybe 12-ish years old. I read somewhere that average cat lifespan is 14-16 years old. And, read somewhere else that middle ear tumors are more likely to be cancerous than not, with survival rate about 1 year after aggressive surgery. I am going to do a biopsy and talk to my vet more, but for the moment let’s assume it’s cancerous.

What causes a cat to have an ear infection?

Nasopharyngeal polyps are benign growths within a cat’s middle ear or Eustachian tube. They can cause cats to develop middle ear infections (as described in the previous slide) as well as loud breathing and nasal discharge. To diagnose a nasopharyngeal polyp, a veterinarian will anesthetize the cat,…