Q. Our cat is scratching his ear,and it looks like its bleeding,he also threw up,and he meows when he scratch's his ear,what do you think is wrong?
A. He may have an ear infection (bacterial, yeast or mites). Place an e-collar (cone) on him to prevent further trauma from scratching or rubbing. He should see your vet for an exam. The vet can swab the ear for a sample to determine the cause. "Simple" vomiting can be managed by withholding food for 12-24 hours. Allow small amounts of water or unflavored PediaLyte. Resume feeding a bland diet (1:1 ratio of plain boiled boneless chicken and plain white rice). Feed in small, frequent amounts waiting at least one hour between feedings. If the vomiting stops, transition slowly to the regular diet. If not, see your veterinarian.