The vet doesn't know what is wrong with bald dirty faced kitten. Any ideas?

My 9 month kitten had a severe flea allergy when I got him from the shelter. His fur has not grown back, so he is mostly bald except his face and front paws. He has black gunge on his chin, nose and near his eyes which returns no matter how much it is cleaned off. It dries to solid black lumps matted into the fur on his face. He has constant mild diarrhea. The vet has checked him for all parasites, viruses and fungi. Any ideas?

Asked by Member 1151283 on Jan 22nd 2013 Tagged kitten, skin, health, diarrhea in Health & Wellness
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Izadore (Izzie)

Yes, you need a second opinion, maybe even from a veterinary specialty clinic where vets specialize in things like feline dermatology. IMHO, any time you see a vet and that particular vet is stumped, it's time to see another. It's not like you're telling the original vet they don't know their "stuff", but someone has to be found to help your baby. Ask for copies of what tests were done and their results and take them with you. There's something going on. I'd venture to guess that the kitty isn't very happy and probably not feeling very good and the quicker you have him diagnosed and treated, the better for everyone. Good luck!

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 1/22/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 2 Report this answer