My rescue Ragdoll is back at the vets again, I've only had her a month! :((9 Posts)
My lovely rescue Ragdoll has a sore patch on the back of her shoulder where the fur has come off & its all scabby & she doesn't like me investigating it. Because she's long haired you can't see it until you part the fur but you can feel it when you stroke her.
She had to have 3 teeth out in the first week (I knew about this when I rescued her) & noticed the sore patch at the end of the first week so at her post op check up I mentioned it to the nurse. The nurse went to get a vet who said she wasn't sure what it was, it could be ringworm, an allergic reaction to Advocate or something to do with it being the injection site when she had her op. Vet gave cat an antibiotic injection, cleaned the site & said come back in a week. So I did, they cleaned it again, gave her another injection (£21.49!) & said to come back if it hasn't cleared up in 2 weeks.
Its not clearing up. They don't think its ringworm as its not glowing green under the special light & have told me to change to Broadline flea & wormer but not to give her any yet (she's an indoor cat so not a huge prob). We have no other cats so she hasn't come into contact with another & been scratched.
Its been a month on Weds & we will have had 5 vet visits so far she's started to run away when she sees the carrier come out, my poor girl!
Does anyone have an idea what it could be?
Here are some pics of her, not to show you the scab, just to show her to you as I love her
Dreamies, many many dreamies. Then she will forgive you .
Unfortunately, I have no idea what it is.
Sorry I can't really help with the skin problem but just curious why you have been told to give worm and flea treatment to an indoor cat? I have a ragdoll who also lives indoors and have never treated him for either?
The last 2 vets have said different things re the flea and worming. First vet said she would need them both every 3 months and the second vet said a couple of times a year. She's my first cat so I'm not really too sure what's normal or not....we don't have any other animals so I can't see how she would get fleas but I tend to go with the vets advice assuming they know more than me
My mum has a Ragdoll housecat ,he has numerous health problems and is also allergic to Advocate . The one time we tried it he literally turned bright pink and had to have emergency treatment . He has worming tablets and is done with frontline about twice a year - has never had a flea or worm and he is 13 .
Houses aren't closed systems so though she's inside, you - for example - could be bringing in eggs to her. From the garden or a garage/shed, say.
Many years ago, we used to have a potting shed which had a pile of sacking in and it was some time before we realized that that pile was the chosen weekday afternoon snooze spot for all the local toms. All you need is some source outside and to carry in something yourself eg on your clothing - or have a visitor do it.
There's probably less likelihood than with an outside going and hunting cat (for worms) but it's not impossible at all. I've had an indoor cat with a flea before now.
My cat used to get sore patches on her fur and little scabs.
It turned out to be caused by her massively over-grooming due to stress. I took a new job meaning I was away weekdays. She wasn't on her own as husband was with her but she was missing me and stressed out by it. She was constantly grooming and it made her sore.
In the end I got a different job and she was sorted within about a month.
Could it be something like this? Does she groom an awful lot?
Not really Ron and I'm home with her all day. I thought initially she had just caught herself with a claw...
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