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#1 Old 03-13-2008, 08:08 PM
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One of my cats has in the past few days had skin irritation. I first noticed it Monday, above her right eye there was a small patch of little scabs that were slightly red. I assumed she probably hurt herself while she was playing & have kept an eye on it. This morning my boyfriend and I noticed that the patch has turned a gray color-AND she has a small patch that looks just the same on the tip of her left ear. Then a couple hours ago my boyfriend noticed a "wound" on her side (it looks basically like when a kid skins their knee), it's really red, it's obviously fresh, it wasn't there earlier today.

I looked up some stuff online the past couple hours, but found nothing helpful. Our cat turns 1 in May, any other cat she's been around has not had anything like this, she is in a new inviorment (she's staying at my brothers place w/us), however we haven't concluded that that could a factor (No exposure to anything out of the ordinary) She hasn't been acting any differently, she hasn't been biting/scratching the areas. It's like it appeared out of nowhere & I'm wondering what it could be. Any suggestions?
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#2 Old 03-13-2008, 08:11 PM
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sounds like it might be hot spots. could be mites or even flea bite allergy (they only have to get bitten by them once and then they go nuts), like what my cat has. bailey licks/scratches himself raw and i have to get him cortisone shots regularly along with pills.
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My cat gets that. Exact same symptoms. With her it is flea allergy but, as jenna says, it could be a few things.

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#4 Old 03-15-2008, 04:37 PM
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Sounds like hot spots, my mom rubbed olive oil on them, til they went away and they haven't been a problem again. My cats got them bad for some reason, thisone time and we figured out what they were online.
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#5 Old 03-15-2008, 05:31 PM
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Cats aren't really prone to hotspots as much as dogs are...perhaps your cat has allergies? Eosinophilic granuloma is common in cats...they get nasty itchy plaques on themselves that they scratch the hell outta til they bleed...often prone to ear infections (caused by yeast).

Just throwing that out there...I fostered a cat with that condition. She did great on a low-allergen diet and occasional steroid injections.

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#6 Old 03-22-2008, 10:53 AM
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Just wanted to update, it turns out it's ringworm. We've been using tinactin (sp) on it and its been showing signs of improvement. My boyfriend has it now, too. Everyone she's been exposed to knows she has it, so we've all been careful & hopefully it won't spread any more.
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