Originally Posted by snmcdowell
This weekend I noticed that my female snow bengal of about 7 years has three large bald spots on her right leg. There is no hair, but it does not appear to be sore, red, bloody, itched, bitten or anything else. There is just white skin - a little sticky to the touch.
Does it look like any of the pics in this post: http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=199307
the pic of my cat's tail is ringworm. The other pics are from the cats overgrooming.
|A few weeks ago I noticed two dime sized spots on her back that were similar but seemed to have a little bit of a yellow/brown crust.
I have a Vet appointment this afternoon but am curious if I should ask or mention anything in particular? She's been on Vectra for two months - could Vectra cause this? She has always had some kind of allergy that makes the spot in front of her ear irritated - could it be allergies getting worse?
Definately mention the crust.... did those spots go away? (if so, ringworm does NOT go away that fast.....if not, ask the vet about ringworm and have the test done... not the woods lamp test which is a black light, but the fungicide one, they will take a small scraping from the area, and stick it in a bottle of goop. It takes up to 14 days to return a negative on ringworm, sometimes less time to show a positive)
If she's been on Vectra for 2mos, unless the dose has changed, I can't see how it would be related to the med. If it were, I would think it would have showed up within a week or two after starting the meds.
Some possibilities: her allergy getting worse, ringworm, overgrooming.... those are the more common ones for fur loss.
Hope that helped give you some info to take to your vet. Good luck.