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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-03-2008, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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Neck Scabs!


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.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-03-2008, 01:24 PM
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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.

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