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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-12-2010, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Scabs all over body

My foster has had scabs all over his body and I thought initially they were from where wood ticks have been. But they are not going away. Any thoughts/ideas? (My little siamese, Teddy.)
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-12-2010, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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Oh and I never seen ticks on him, I just assumed this. He has never had any fleas. I am stumped?
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-12-2010, 11:04 PM
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-12-2010, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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I read that that was a possibility, but apparently he came from a ladys backyard? So he came this way.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-12-2010, 11:18 PM
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The 3 feral kittens I rescued from my back yard had that. I don't have money to be taking them to the vet for every little thing, so I figured if they weren't infected, I wouldn't worry too much about it. After being indoor cats for almost 2 months, 2 of the kittens have theirs all gone. The 3rd kitten has only been indoors for a week, but I figure she'll get rid of hers soon, too. If they were red, oozing or sensitive to touch (I can pet just fine, without kitty jaws snapping at me), then I would get them checked out.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-12-2010, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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No there's no signs like that or he would be to the vet. Just scabby skin. No hair loss etc. I figured all was fine but they feel kinda gross Because it's not normal I guess. Lol.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-13-2010, 05:46 AM
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Have you tried just giving him a bath. He may have had fleas/ticks or an allergic response at one time, and just needs help loosening the scabs, as kittens aren't so great at grooming at that age. Just grasping at straws really.

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I tried to brush Zinny with a slicker brush, but it didn't really work. Partly as she kept trying to play, instead of sit still... and she's so small, almost as big as the brush itself! I never brushed Agate or Tourmaline, and they got rid of theirs eventually.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-13-2010, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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No but I was thinking about it. They are pretty stuck on tight but I could try.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-14-2010, 11:29 PM
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I had the same problem with one of my cats Harley. I initially thought it was from all rough housing she and the other cat did but when it didn't go away i started thinking allergies. After a few vet trips and some food changes the only thing that worked was putting her on a raw diet. Within a week the scabs were almost gone and she never had a problem again.

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