Irritated bumps on skin
I'm a new cat owner, so go ahead and assume I don't know anything. I really don't.
I know the very best thing I can do is take him to the vet, which will be happening later this week. I'm just hoping that I can get some more information from the rest of you in advance.
My cat has recently, in the last month or so, developed a series of small, fairly hard bumps all over his chest, about one-quarter to one-half the size of a penny. They also seem to be developing quite fast. There were two when I first noticed about two weeks ago. One week later there were 3, now he's got 5. I've been told "cat acne" is a possibility but they really don't seem zit-like.
He's calm enough when touching them, so I don't think they hurt all that much, but he does scratch them frequently. By now they bleed a bit, and ooze a clear liquid that smells bad, so I'm going to assume they've become infected.
Any suggestions on what they may be, or how I can make him more comfortable? Thanks in advance.