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Sore inflamed skin

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Toddlerteaplease Sun 11-Mar-18 17:22:46

Noticed yesterday that Fatty had a sore inflamed patch on her shoulder. Noticed 2 more this afternoon. I've got an anti itch stick for cats and some cat antiseptic for it. She is prone to dry skin and is on diuretics for her heat. Could this be causing dryer skin? She has salmon oil in her food, so I will increase the amount. And will pop her along to the vet. Anything else I can do to make her more comfortable.

Toddlerteaplease Sun 11-Mar-18 19:55:11


PinkSparklyPussyCat Sun 11-Mar-18 20:04:35

Oh bless Fatty. Sorry, I don’t know anything about skin conditions as when Harry had problems (you knew he would!) it was due to stress and he was overgrooming and the skin wasn’t inflamed. Is stress or overgrooming a possibility for Fatty?

Give her (and Snorg) a stroke from me.

Toddlerteaplease Sun 11-Mar-18 21:19:03

I don't think she's over grooming. She's still a bit timid, but has massively chilled out. Also the places where it is are not places she can reach.

PinkSparklyPussyCat Mon 12-Mar-18 07:05:56

Very strange. Poor Fatty, let us know how she gets on at the vets

Toddlerteaplease Mon 12-Mar-18 08:28:07

The anti itch stick is helping, it looks a bit less angry.

Toddlerteaplease Mon 12-Mar-18 17:44:19

Just a thought. The only thing that's changed recently is she's had some different treats. Could that be a cause?

PinkSparklyPussyCat Mon 12-Mar-18 17:47:52

I suppose it could do. Food can cause skin problems in humans so why not cats?

PinkSparklyPussyCat Tue 13-Mar-18 08:26:01

How is she doing today?

Toddlerteaplease Tue 13-Mar-18 10:14:44

I'm trying to take her to the vet. Unfortunately I stupidly mentioned the V word this morning and she's now giving me the complete run around. She's being an absolute little bugger gringrinso the vet is going to have to wait till this afternoon as I have things to do this morning. Still need to capture her for her tablets though!

Toddlerteaplease Tue 13-Mar-18 10:17:51

We are currently having a stand off. She's in the kitchen. But if I go and make a grab for her. She'll hide under the units out of reach!

PinkSparklyPussyCat Tue 13-Mar-18 16:22:01

We talk about the V.E.T. in the hope he doesn’t understand.

How is it going now?!

Toddlerteaplease Tue 13-Mar-18 16:28:46

She's sitting in her carrier pretending she's not there. Quite s long wait this afternoon!

PinkSparklyPussyCat Tue 13-Mar-18 17:15:09

That’s what Harry does! I hope she gets on ok, please let me know.

Toddlerteaplease Tue 13-Mar-18 18:11:40

The vet thinks it's an allergy to something that she's stuck her head into. Probably on her perambulation around the garden. She's had a shot of steroids and antibiotics, and some eye drops to calm the irritation in her eyes down. I am slightly at a loss as to what she's come into contact with. As she rarely stays out for more than ten minutes.

Toddlerteaplease Tue 13-Mar-18 18:17:35

My dad just asked if it was a Russian nerve agent!

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