my cat has an open sore on his neck and other small scabs on his body.its so bad that he is constantly scratching or cle

my cat has an open sore on neck and other scabs on his body.the one on neck is red and leaky.he is constantly scratching the infected area that he now has no hair on the side of his neck where the sores are.i have to other cats that have no problem.i have no idea what it could be or be from.can anybody help?i probably didnt describe it the best but if you saw it it would gross you out.his vet is on vacation and he has an appointment when she gets back,im just worried it may be serious.

Asked by Member 772753 on Nov 25th 2008 Tagged sores, neck, itching, baldpatch, cat in Skin Problems
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Izadore (Izzie)

We aren't vets here, and although we feel bad for your kitty, there is no way that we can diagnose what it is or prescribe any sort of treatment. It could be anything from ringworm to an allergy to a flea infestation. Most vets, when they go on vacation, will have another vet take their calls and cover their patients. Did you call to ask who is covering for your vet? This doesn't sound like something that "just came up" and you probably should have called your vet before she left. The best you can do now is to call another vet in your area to take a look at your cat. Explain that your regular vet is on vacation and your cat can't wait for treatment.

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 11/25/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


My cat has the same problem. Hers is caused alergies to fleas and food. My vet says a lot of alergies are to fish. She gave her a steroid shot and antibiotics. Recently the vet suggested using a honey bandage on the open wound as it helps with infection and healing, but if this is her problem you will have to start playing with her food and find out exactly what it is she is alergic to. We still haven't found out what she is alergic to and it is frustrating. Also trimming the rear nails might help with the scratching. Bottom line is he will need to see the vet

Samantha answered on 1/14/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer