Ongoing care and outlook
After your cat’s haematoma has been treated, you will need to keep their ear protected from infection and further injury. If your vet prescribes a head cone, make sure your cat wears it 24/7. You will need to keep their ear clean, give all prescribed medication and monitor for pain, swelling and redness. It’s normal for an aural haematoma to leak blood after being drained, this is nothing to worry about. However, if it bleeds more, or for longer than expected, call your vet for advice.
Your cat should recover within 1-2 weeks if their ear heals without complications.