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Bald Ears

Discussion in 'Savannah Cat Health' started by Kronos, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. Kronos

    Kronos Guest

    So Kronos does not have hair on the back of his ears. Well he does, but it is very sparse, so they are pretty much bald. Any ideas why?

    He came to me this way and I thought it would grow back in. It has been 3 months now that we have had him home and still no signs of it growing back.
     
  2. Pam Flachs

    Pam Flachs Moderator, Clos du Chat Savannah Cats Staff Member

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    Hard to say without seeing them....can you post pics of the backs of his ears?
     
  3. Kronos

    Kronos Guest

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    I know it is sortof hard to tell in these pictures, but I will try to get a close up and more detailed one when I am home. My vet has told me not to worry about it because his ears are fine and healthy. Someone else has suggestion perhaps his mother over groomed him as a kitten. Others have said genetics.
     
  4. Kronos

    Kronos Guest

    Here is another: you can see the veins through his ears in this shot.

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  5. Pam Flachs

    Pam Flachs Moderator, Clos du Chat Savannah Cats Staff Member

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    I'm going to guess genetics as well? His ears do look healthy....maybe like humans who have thin hair....I wouldn't worry about it if your vet thinks they are fine the way they are!
     
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  6. Arline

    Arline Savannah Super Cat

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    Is it possible that Solo or Coco are over grooming them when you are not around? Just a though!
     
  7. Kronos

    Kronos Guest

    No because until yesterday, Kronos is confined in his own bedroom when not under supervision. When he is out, I do not see over grooming of his ears, although both Solo and Coco have licked them before.
     
  8. Arline

    Arline Savannah Super Cat

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    Well it was just a thought. Not sure I'd worry if all else is healthy. I think the only thing I'd worry about would be if he were to be out in the sun for very long. His ears might get sunburned.
     
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