I have a 6 year old cat who is in good overall health. Friday night while snuggling with him I noticed a small sore on his face between his eye and ear. It is smaller than a pencil eraser, but looked red and a little oozy, and when I touched it it felt scabby. He didnâ€™t mind my touching it so I assume it doesnâ€™t hurt. Iâ€™ve been watching it and it doesnâ€™t seem to be getting any bigger, but it also hasnâ€™t improved any. My first thought was that he nicked himself while scratching, but it seems like too much for just a single swipe with a claw. Watching him I did see that he tends to hit that area on his face while grooming his ears. He has had ear problems in the past â€“ ear mites when I first adopted him from a shelter two years ago which developed into an ear infection, and while that was cleared up, his ears still seem sensitive. He tends to scratch them a lot, though the vet always looks in them at his checkups and theyâ€™ve been fine. Now Iâ€™m wondering if this could be the result of constantly scratching himself in the same spot and re-opening a small wound to the point where itâ€™s gotten big enough for me to see it. I examined him pretty closely while petting him and havenâ€™t found any other sores or skin abnormalities. He appears to feel just fine, energetic, eating, playing and using the litter box normally. Should I take him to the vet right away, or wait and see if it improves? I hate to put him through the trauma if itâ€™s something minor that will heal on itâ€™s own. I thought Iâ€™d give it until after Christmas â€“ or should take him now?