Neck Scabs! - Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-03-2008, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 58
Neck Scabs!

Hello-

My beautiful baby boy who is VERY scaredy cat has recently been getting a lot of scabs around the side and under portion of his neck. I recognized this a while ago and though they would heal and he would stop picking at them.

I think they are from he and his sister Salem running and playing and play fighting... sometimes it gets rough but still in play form! They both have claws and I think she knicks his neck a bunch and then he scratches at it and open it up.

Then he scratches the scabs and more form etc etc.

Thoughts? I am not sure what to do! He is a very scaredy cat and the vets have to sedate him to even look at him so taking him to the vet is very difficult and expensive and I don't like when he is sedated.

Any kind of lotion? I am at a loss.
pretz is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-03-2008, 01:24 PM
Premier Cat
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Monroe, GA
Posts: 13,397
Re: Neck Scabs!

One or two scratches/scabs from play-wrestling with another cat or scratching an itch vigorously usually isn't cause for concern. However, if there are a lot of bumps, scratches and scabs, I would have to think there is some other kind of irritation going on for your kitty. The very first thing I think of is fleas. The next thing could be a food or environment allergy.

Fleas can be easily remedied without a vet visit by dosing both cats with Revolution. An allergy will require a vet visit, though.
Heidi



Heidi n Q is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome