My poor kitty
Well I came home from class one night to find a cat sitting on my porch. He started meowing at me and jumped up on my lap (which is ridiculous since every other stray around here just runs away). The thing was so cute that I decided to keep him.
I took him into my house and took him to the vet a few days later. He came out clean for fleas, ring worm, Feline Leukemia, basically everything. The cat was perfectly fine besides a scratch on his ear and some ear mites. I was relieved. Turned out he was only 4 months old too. Another amazing thing is that I have not had to train him with his litter box, he has never had an accident anywhere in my house.
I got him a collar from pet smart, one of the synthetic kind with a tag. He had it on for a week or so when i realized it looked a little tight, so i decided to loosen it up for him. When i did I noticed the hair under the collar was rough, raw, and his hair was missing. This i'm assuming is either from it being too tight or an allergy to the material. It also looked like a big rough, raw patch of skin on the back of his neck right above the collar. Obviously at this point i took the collar off completely.
That was about a week ago, but the skin and hair are still the same. Rough, raw, spots of blood, missing hair. It doesn't look like it is healing. The other strange thing is that i've been noticing small spots pretty much all over his face and inside and outside his ears that look like small sores about the size of a normal pimple for a person. These would heal then i would notice more in other places.
Does anyone know what could be causing these or what's going on with the cat? Other than these spots he is completely happy and healthy. Generally i don't even see him scratch except for the big spot on the back of his neck.
Is this something that I should take him to the vet for? (this kitty is getting expensive between all the vac's and medicines). Will it go away on its own?
Any help is very much appreciated. This is my first cat since I moved out my own and I never noticed anything like this with my cats at home.
He is an indoor only cat by the way.