Tiger cat scratching and hair loss

I have a one year old tiger cat. She has been scratching around her neck just lately, leaving awful sores. BUMPY everywhere Also , she is loosing her hair right at the base of her back just where her tail starts.Its a bald spot with a few strands of very course hair. There are a few scabs there to. She is inside never out , never. I have checked for fleas and she has no signs, I have another cat with her and she has no problem . could this be an allergy? What do I do?

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Dec 23, 2013
Flea allergies NEW
by: Anonymous

This definitely sounds like flea allergies. I would keep giving the cat advantage 11 once a month and keep the cat indoors and away from other untreated cats. There is a topical cream called septiderm lotion you can apply to the cats skin that will help and also you could buy omega fish oil supplements you can put on the skin or mix in the soft food you give the cat. There is a cat skin infection called pyoderma caused by flea bites that the cat could develop. So, a cream called fleaderm or a cortisone cream would help. Which you would apply to the affected skin. There is a place online called universal pet meds in Canada where you can order pet medications and they will deliver them to your home or post. Well I hope my information helped. Take care

Mar 14, 2011
14 year old calico female
by: Kristen

My female cat Mittens is 14 years old and I've been noticing she's loosing her hair mainly on her belly hind legs back and by her left hip. I don't know what to do or what it is from? I know she's old but the thought of loosing her, I seriously don't think I could handle it. She has been through so many hard times with me....Especially the death of my brother and I'm scared. Can someone give me any ideas to solutions? She's also an inside cat and has moved 3 times in the last two years.

Mar 04, 2011
by: sarah m.

i have an orange tabby cat that is about 8 or 9 years old and keeps itching around the neck alot and is also loosing its fur around the butt nd legsi tried giving my cat a bath and it seemed to work for about a day then came back i dont know what to do anymore and we cant seem to find a good day to take him to the vet any suggestions?

Feb 18, 2011
Flea allergy
by: Anonymous

I had a cat with the same problem and she was allergic to fleas...although we could never find fleas on her...we used advantage on her every month and she never had a problem again...hope this helps..

Nov 26, 2008
cat scratching
by: Anonymous

what is it

Jul 17, 2008
a little reassurance 4 u
by: lou

My 7 year old cat has the same symptoms as you have described, not so much the sores but def. the bumpy scabby skin all over the back and especially at the base by the tail and hair falling out. My cat is very much an outdoor cat so I don't think it is related to being in or out. Somebody told me that it could be 'cat acne'- I have not taken him to the vet because he does not seem to be in pain and it tends to come and go. If you're really worried then obviously take to the vet or phone the vet for a little advice( vets can be very expensive!!) I just wanted to reassure you really my cat has had it for the best part of a year and he still acts like a kitten!! I wish you and your cat the best

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