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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Hi there,
I posted a message here before, about my cat having some things on his skin. He is a himalayan. I took him to the vet and they said it is about foods but they just touched and told it without any tests. They couldnt also say which food causes this so im not really satisfied with the results.

My cat licks his hair and scratches all day long. First I thought he has fleas so I checked his hair and found black things which i thought supposed to be flea dirt. As I read here, I put those black things on a wet tissue and it left a brownish patch behind. However I have been looking for fleas like crazy and couldnt find any. Two vets also checked for fleas and they couldnt find either.

Anyways seeing him scratch and lick his hair all day long, makes me really sad He is not as playful anymore. I really want to find the reason why those things appear on his skin and the reason why he scratches and licks too much. So I took photos of the "things" on his skin, hoping that may be helpful and someone from the forum can identify them.





Thanks,
Selim
post #2 of 12
I say get a second opinion
post #3 of 12
If you found the black things on his chin, it might just be blackheads/acne. Are those other things in the pics like skin tags or are they removable?
post #4 of 12
Is it possible that your baby has an allergy? Finding that out for sure will nessecitate a number of tests.
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Not on the chin, he doesnt have a lot but in different places of his body.

You can remove them but then his skin becomes red so I dont remove.

It is possible for him to have an allergy but the vets here are dont know what they are talking about. Would food allergy cause scratching and over licking?

Can it be tick?
post #6 of 12
well in my Zoey .. wheat , soy and some fish I cant pin down( likly tuna)
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
BTW, I read about allergic cases and it says cats can be allergic to many things from collars to flea bites, eating chicken to eggs, etc. Can the vet detect what he is allergic by doing lab tests or can the allergy only be found by removing the possible causatives?
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by ozadars View Post
BTW, I read about allergic cases and it says cats can be allergic to many things from collars to flea bites, eating chicken to eggs, etc. Can the vet detect what he is allergic by doing lab tests or can the allergy only be found by removing the possible causatives?
i use kinesiogy and elimination... Blood tests are$$$$ and arent always evan 25% accurate

Top cats allergies .... that I have noticed...SOY wheat fish peas potatos corn barley chicken
post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks. I will stop giving chicken and wet food for a few months and change the dry food from Hill's kitten to Royal Canin Persian Adult. I hope its because of food.

If the reason of the allergies is lets say chicken, should they dissapear when I stop feeding it or should I use medicine for him to recover?
post #10 of 12
Zoeys only appear when she gets something she cant have ... it took a few weeks without to clear up ... my dog has severe issues and it took months
post #11 of 12
We have a cat that has something similiar. The vet said it was Pyoderma. She has been on 21 days of antibiotics and we bathe her with Antibacterial shampoo (from the vet) twice a week. Now it's almost gone.
post #12 of 12
Food allergies are pretty serious. Gizmo had her worst-ever asthma attack when I gave her wet food (turkey and potato). It was definitely poultry that did it.
Her current food has some chicken fat in it so she still scratches a bit,but that's the only rabbit-kibble made, so we both live with a little discomfort.

See if you can get something simple, without chicken, corn, or wheat. Those are severe allergens. Beef is another. My vet told me that venison has the same effect on allergic cats, but Gizmo never gave it a chance (she probably knows more about what is good for her than I do.)

Perhaps there are some good European brands available in Turkey?
Good luck. I think food allergies are the problem with your kitty.
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