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Q. My cat split it's ear all the way down the middle. This is the first time it's ever happened and I don't know what to do. Should I take her to the vet

A. Yes, it is important that you take her to the vet. Her ear may need to be surgically repaired and she will need medication for pain and to prevent infection.

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PAULA SIMONS

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