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Do ears normally bleed excessively? Last Sunday Tally ran into the house splattering blood everywhere. She was so covered in blood that at first I couldn't tell where it was coming from. It turned out that she had a very small cut (about a quarter inch) on the tip of her ear. The ear wasn't cut through. The cut wasn't deep - it looked like no more than a scratch. She bloodied a whole towel before we finally got it bandaged and applied pressure to it by clamping it for twenty minutes or so. We kept the ear bandaged for a two days but when we removed the bandage she'd be fine for a couple of hours before it would begin bleeding again. So we bandaged it till the following day but it happened again. It took about five days before we could leave the bandage off. She's been fine for two days now and it's hard to even see the wound.

We aren't really sure what happened but we suspect that she may have tangled with the nieghbor's cat. We followed the blood trail to a spot in my garden where this particular cat waits for chipmunks to emerge from under a large rock. Either that or Tally herself may have found a chipmunk...

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Biscuit, is THAT your secret to reaching four thousand posts... mistakes? ;)

Barbara, now that I think of it, you're right. Moe had a gaping puncture wound very close to his privates a couple years ago. I only spotted it when he rolled over for a belly-rub. There was no bleeding at all! It was deep enough to require several stitches and anesthesia(sp?)...

Tally's still blood-free. I think the scratch is finally healing.

Terry
 
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