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Unread 11-14-2009   #1 (permalink)
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I got my cat about 3 years ago from a shelter. We have had NO health problems with her, and for the last 2 weeks I have been noticing sores on her. There was one on the back of her neck and I cleared it up with hot spot spray from Petsmart,and some antibiotic cream, and now there is a bigger one on her chest. Shes so itchy and all she does is lick herself and scratch herself. I did switch her food to something a little better. Is this something I should be concerned about? Shes also been a little moody lately. Attacking for no reason, mainly me. I think its because im the one holding her down and putting the meds on her. Any advice would help..i just want to know what this is..they are sores with no hair on them..they are not pusing or bleeding but they are raw, and round in shape. Thanks so much to anyone that can help!! *~Andrea
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could it be an allergy to the food, bedding or litter?
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I would say so too. Did you change anything latley? Litter of your washing powder? If it's the food the only thing you can do is trying, but this will take some time. Easiest would be if you cook yourself for your cat. Start with plain grilled or steamed chicken. This do for a week or two at least and see what's happening. If she stops itching, then you can start trying the old food again. If she's itching again, then you know what it is. In this way you can test what she can eat or not. Anyway....the first thing I would do is checking with the vet. He can do a blood test and that might altrady tell you the answer.
The persian cat of my friend also scratched itself till there was no furr anymore and there they found out with the blood test that it's allergic to mites.
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thank you for replying to me. I was thinking ringworm too, bu i dont know what it looks like on a cat. Im probably going to take her to the vet. I dont want anything happening to my baby (
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If you are dealing with both a skin and a behavioral problem I would suspect an omega-3 fatty acid imbalance.

Ingredients to steer away from in food: oils beginning with the letters "s" and "c" (canola is the only one that is ok).

Be sure your cat is getting omega-3 in the diet. Tuna may not be sufficient as much commercially processed tuna is boiled before being canned, removing a lot of the healthy fat. My veterinarian told me you could simply take a fish oil capsule, poke a hole in it, and squirt it on the food.

I do some work for a small company that makes a version of omega-3 that you can stir into other foods. We learned through a customer that this product reduced behavior problems, skin problems, joint problems, hairballs, and sleep problems in her cats and dogs. The owner is willing to offer a 10% discount on the first purchase to anyone buying online with the coupon code, "neuron". Go to Omega 3 Powder fatty acids fish oil benefit the brain's problem solving skills, focus, and concentration by Omega-3 Brain Booster to buy.

Be sure to keep table scraps of any kind away from your pets. Those oils are rampant in there...and can cause a lot of health issues.

Hope this helps!

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Something similar happened to my now-gone Pochee some years ago in his neck.

After trying many treatments with our regular vet with no success, she suggested to take him to a skin specialist vet. He also tried many treatments & at the end he suggested that it might be a lack of hormones which it really was. Some pills & it disappeared. The hair grew again & the itching vanished as it never was before.
Pay a visit to the vet's; you can mention this possibility, too. Good luck & pls keep us posted.
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