I thought at 1st that my 6 year old cat went under a car and got some oily stuff on her fur, along her spine but it appears now she has about 6 or 7 clumps or tufts of fur on her back half way down and they are sort of matted together at the base next to the skin and will not comb out and are more lumpy near her skin. She is really very irritated for us to touch them and I am now believing she has some kind of infection in the skin and that is why the number of clumps/tufts are increasing.
I am not sure what to do, the vet suggested he puts her under, then shaves her at those clumps and I am not sure this is the answer, but something is making the base of the clump more solid. He said the fur will grow back up and perhaps there is some kind of bacteria at the base and if we shave it the air can get into there?
HELP please, with any ideas. The cat get very sensitive with combing anyway but I do not want this to get worse and at this time of year, her fur should be less dense in the heat of the mediterranean where we live.
I would be grateful for some suggestions - I will try to post some photos
Thanks in advance