I have a cat that is 15 years old and has recurring problems with its ears.
Polyps have formed due to recurrent ear infections.
One ear has been a real blood ear that the vet had to empty.
It has now shrunk to a cauliflower ear and unfortunately there is no passage directly into the ear canal so you can keep it clean and treat with drops.
The cat is very in love with us and lively and food-loving by the way, but gets fungus and bumps that form in the ear that is clogged.
Now the vet says that if you remove the earlobe, you can open up the ear and thus get a passage so you can keep it clean.
The cat is not ours from the beginning and is therefore not insured. But as I said, we are willing to bear the cost because we like the cat so much and she has an extremely affectionate way.
My question to you is if this will work and sound like a good option?
Hope everything went well with your cat! If the cat is completely healthy, you can try a more extensive operation, but you must keep in mind that it will be painful for the cat for a while after the operation.
Since I do not know what the ear looks like, I can not say whether this operation will be successful or not. Feel free to discuss with your veterinarian what he thinks the chance that it will be completely good is.
If there are still polyps, the cat will probably have continued problems with the ears even if the operation is performed.
If you do not feel fully confident in your veterinarian, it may be a good idea to get a second opinion from another surgeon before you decide.