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cat has red irritated nipples....why?

I haVE AN OLDER CAT THAT HAS BEEN FIXED. hER NIPPLES R RED AND IRRITATED. WHY?


Asked by Member 762830 on Nov 4th 2008 in Skin Problems
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Izadore (Izzie)

We aren't vets here and really shouldn't diagnose or suggest treatment for feline health concerns. Giving the wrong advice could do more damage than good. Not knowing your cat or seeing her problem and trying to give advice is really no more than a guessing game. Your cat could have a simple contact allergy on her skin from lying on something or she could have a more serious problem. Your best bet is to call your vet to check with them.


Izadore (Izzie) answered on 11/4/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


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I would get your kitty to the vet as soon as you can! This could be just a case of allergies, fleas, or it could be something very serious such as cancer or mange.

If you suspect fleas, I would get your kitty started on a flea prevention program as soon as you can. Some good ones are Frontline and Advantage. Avoid any flea treatments found in a grocery store. They kill cats.

If it is allergies, I would recommend making a couple of changes to your daily routine to try and capture the allergen culprit. Start keeping your house as clean as you can with vaccuuming, carpet cleaning, and lots of dusting.

You should also switch to a different cat food. One without corn, wheat, soy, by-products, or chemicals such as menadione, ethoxyquin, and color dyes. Some good brands for kitties with food allergies are Taste of the Wild, Innova, Solid Gold, Natural Balance, and Kirkland. Try a different protein source besides chicken. Try a fish or turkey based formula instead.

Good luck!


Member 409208 answered on 11/4/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer