We are taking the jacket off a couple times a week to let the skin air out and so that she can clean herself naturally, but this one spot is horrendous. There is some hydrocortisone on the area, and she was licking herself as I was snappjng these.

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    7 months ago

    What does the vet say?

    Seriously, take her to a trained vet if you haven’t already.

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    Take your cat to the vet. If you insist on using the internet as medical advice for your pet, find a more appropriate place than this. Then also consider surrendering your cat to a friend or family member that can take them to the vet. Best of luck.

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    7 months ago

    My cat had something similar and it turned out she was allergic to fleas. She didn’t even actually had fleas, just gotten bitten by a couple from neighbor cats and it took weeks to make it less itchy. A cortisone shot of like 15 bucks was all she needed. And regular flea drops.

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    Definitely see a vet.

    Things that can help (but not remediate): Keep the water bowl full and add a second if it ever empties, just to ensure access. Keep stress low.

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    7 months ago

    My cat had a similar looking condition on his head and the vet gave us some antibacterial wipes for the area I believe you can get them at the pet store, I’ll check what they’re called when I get off work

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    Our cat used to get really itchy spots until we switched his food to Hills Prescription Diet Z/D for Allergies. Hope kitty is okay!

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      7 months ago

      My sister’s male cat has bladder problems and he must stick to the Hills diet, but does it work for major skin irritation?

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        Mate you can’t just take random Internet comments like this as medical advice. You pet needs medical attention from an actual vet who can examine the patient.

        If you can’t afford that, ask for donations to help you pay the vet or ask local animal shelters or vets if they have any options to help you. But stuff like giving the cat random ointments or changing their foods without any actual diagnosis is not a way to help a suffering animal.

        We are taking the jacket off a couple times a week to let the skin air out and so that she can clean herself naturally, but this one spot is horrendous

        The fact that you have your cat in a jacket most of the week preventing her from cleaning herself several times a day as is normal for cats is a whole 'nother red flag. That is extreme and not something you should be subjecting a cat to without a vet telling you to do it anyway.

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        Our boy with allergies had rashes all over his face and eyes and it got better after switching foods! This was after vet visits and different medications too

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    Well. I am no vet in this timeline, but perhaps she has cat eczema or at worst some type of cellulitis(?) :/