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My cat has hair loss around his neck. has sores from his scratching. Should I be concerned.?

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  • My cat has hair loss around his neck. has sores from his scratching. Should I be concerned.?


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Answer #1 | 23/07 2014 16:34
we have a cat that does the same thing. she has allergies it could be from flea bites. i know its expensive but a dose of front line will help. its what the vet will tell you anyway good luck :0).***:D
Answer #2 | 23/07 2014 16:00
Does he have a flea collar on? If so remove it immediately as they cause exactly what you are seeing. This does need a vet involvement, as the sores are often infected and need an antibiotic. Often the cause is flea bite dermatitis - it's an allergy to flea bites. Proper flea treatment needs to be given, and the cat needs a round of steriods to stop the itching. Make a vet appointment for him as soon as they can seeing - he's clearly miserable if he's scratching himself raw.
Answer #3 | 23/07 2014 16:01
This is because you don't have your cats claws trimmed on a normal basis. My cat scratches himself occasionally due to this very reason and he get cuts and sores too. Keeps the sores clean with warm water and cat safe shampoo (can be purchased at any pet store) and then get those claws trimmed!!
Answer #4 | 23/07 2014 15:50
Hi, Well ofcourse you should be concerned! Sores from scratching and hair loss may be due to many reasons. 1) Disease from a perivious contact with claw and skin. 2) Parasites: fleas/ticks 3) Skin infection if you cant recognize the problem and its the first time that happens. consult your local vet ASAP. you shouldnt wait much longer exessive scratching to the same spot may cause the feline to break through skin with the claws and inflict more damage to the spot. please DO NOT apply random medication without consulting vetinary consultance!! not all medication is appropriate for animal usage. thanks
Answer #5 | 23/07 2014 15:47
Yes u should! It might be an infection of some sort or fleas too much on the neck side or he was in a fight with other males! Get a vet . And get the cat to wear a cone and medicine to make it stop scratching
Answer #6 | 23/07 2014 15:53
17 days
Answer #7 | 23/07 2014 18:28
It depends on if it can find food.
Answer #8 | 23/07 2014 15:41
I'm no Cat Doctor, but I think you should have your cat checked out.

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