I don't think it is fleas, as our other cat and our puppy don't have them. Would allergies come on so quickly like this? This literally just started about a week and a half ago. We have had her for almost 4 yrs and she has never had problems like this before. We haven't brought anything new in the house (including shampoo, soaps, etc...).
Also my other cat is being treated for UTI/bacterial infection (I am confused on this one), and doesn't like to be held down for her meds. She tends to take out her anger on Coca (the cat in the pictures), always has. But since we have been giving her meds for the last month (on and off) she has become worse (as in fighting with Coca more that usual). Could the scratches/hair loss be worse because of stress?
I am just trying to avoid the vet if possible as we are in a bad money situation at this time. We have just about maxed our CC's out because of the other cat's problem. Obviously if I HAVE to take her in we will, but that is gonna mean taking back our kid's X-mas presents to pay for it. I was really hoping that I could put something on it to make it stop itching so bad so maybe it would heal. Doesn't sound like that is gonna happen though.
Thank for the advice. Hopefully we can figure this out soon, I just feel so bad for her. She has become a very sweet kitty though, as she loves it when we rub her scabs (she will purrr like crazy when we start).