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Do I need to take my cat to the vet for ear burns?


The tips of my cat’s ears got burnt in the hot sun recently, and even though it’s been cooler, they still look sore. Do I need to take her to the vet?


It’s common for cats with white ear tips to get sun burn, which is why it’s best to apply sun block every morning during sunny weather. The big risk is that sunburn can progress to become a type of malignant skin cancer, and this can only be treated by surgery to remove the affected areas. For this reason, you should take your cat to the vet as soon as possible to have the ears checked professionally.

If you are worried about your pet's health, visit the Petfix DIY Triage Checker or talk to your vet as soon as possible.