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Q: Licking

May 20, 2009 | By Anonymous | 6 answers | Expired: 1883 days ago

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my moms cat Sammy is siamese and is about 7 years old...and he licks his fur in spots until they are raw and bleeding. He has a few spots that are licked raw.

Why is this and what should my mom do?

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Linda  N.
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May 20, 2009

Your moms kitty could very well have an allergy. My calico,Muffin, has a severe allery to fleas. My cats don't never go outside but somehow got fleas last fall. My other pets didn't scratch much at all, so I didn't know they had gotten fleas at first but Muffin was licking herself raw in spots. Like your moms cat, she was losing her hair and was a mess. I took her to the vet of course and she was given cortisone shots and they were all put on Advantage. She was completely healed up a few weeks later. Just something you may want to check into. Good luck...

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Mary  L.
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May 21, 2009

My cat started doing this 1 1/2 years ago. It turned out to be allergies and I found out that she was allergic to everything that I was feeding her. Everything I fed her made her allergies worse. You need to take the cat to the vet and have it checked out right away. This will only get worse without treatment. It could be as simple as dry skin or as horrible as cancer. But I'd be willing to bet that it's allergies.

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Rjlupinskat
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May 22, 2009

I agree with several responses here.

Allergies could well be the problem, particularly flea allergies. Take kitty to the vet, and most likely a Cortisone shot and (if it is flea allergiers) a dose of Advantage or Frontline will be the prescription. If that's the case, you'll see a noticable difference in less than a day (with the licking) and shortly thereafter improvement in wounds.

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