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Flaky skin and scabs.

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Raven88 Sun 13-Jan-19 12:29:21

My cat is one and I started noticing that she has flaky skin on the back of her neck before Christmas. Now I've started finding small scabs on the back of her neck. Any ideas what this could be. She is always trying to scratch it. Otherwise she seems healthy, she is an indoor car. I'm going to book her in for a check up this week. Also is there anything I can use to take the itch out of it.

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Toddlerteaplease Sun 13-Jan-19 12:41:27

Has she been flea treated? That's the first think I'd think of. I give mine salmon oil for dry skin.

ScreamingValenta Sun 13-Jan-19 12:43:37

It sounds like possible flea-allergic dermatitis so I agree with Toddler's advice. Even indoor cats can get fleas as it's possible for eggs to get trodden in from outside.

Raven88 Sun 13-Jan-19 15:22:35

Yes she is flea treated monthly and I've checked her all over and seems to just be the neck.

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ScreamingValenta Sun 13-Jan-19 15:28:12

Best wait to see what the vet says, in that case. I wouldn't try putting anything on it.

dementedpixie Sun 13-Jan-19 16:09:12

Which treatment are you using? Are the scabs in the same area?

Raven88 Sun 13-Jan-19 19:46:04

@dementedpixie I use the Bob Martin Spot on monthly one, we used to get one from the vets but I picked this one up at pets at home.

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Wolfiefan Sun 13-Jan-19 19:46:57

That stuff is rubbish. You need to get treatment from the vet.

dementedpixie Sun 13-Jan-19 20:21:30

I wouldn't trust Bob Martin stuff. Advantage from pets at home would be better or keep getting the vet stuff

ScreamingValenta Sun 13-Jan-19 20:24:21

I too have heard the Bob Martin stuff isn't very effective.

minkies11 Sun 13-Jan-19 20:27:51

It does sound like a bit of a reaction to the flea treatment. Your vet should be able to help with that - the pet store flea treatments on the whole can be pretty crap I'm afraid.

Raven88 Thu 17-Jan-19 14:10:49

I think it's a reaction to the treatment or it could be something I've used in the bath and she likes to sit in the bath. It's gotten worse since I posted. She is booked in to the vets Tuesday and the vet wasn't too concerned. She has developed a bald patch and more scabs but we did treat her for fleas on Sunday as a precaution so it could well be that. She seems like her normal self and not too bothered by her neck. Would washing it with water help?

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Raven88 Thu 17-Jan-19 14:14:19

She sits in a dry bath if that sounded like she shares a bath with me. The only other thing I can think of is the window cleaner we use as she sits at the window. Also it could be fleas. She is going Tuesday because that's the day my husband can take her and he is her favourite, she knows his car and when he takes her to the vet she is more relaxed. If she was to become unwell she would be there as soon as I can get her.

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