WELCOME TO TCS!!!!!!!!!!! I just saw your post this morning and as a matter of fact, my feral cat, Willow, has the same sores as your Tigris!!!!!!!! He just started with these sores two weeks ago. I hadn't seen him for over a month and was getting worried. We had VERY, VERY extreme hot temperatures in March. Eighty degrees straight for ten days. Then I saw Willow return after the heat spell. He has a huge bloody sore on his side and over his back.
I have been trying desperately to trap him since that day. It took two weeks, but I trapped him this morning
(he is extremely fierce) and ran him up to my TNR vet for a check up. He knew right away what it was. It is called a "Hot Spot". My TNR vet said he has seen many of these sores lately on the feral cat's due to the extreme high heat/humidity we had in March. Especially the long haired cat's but even some of the short haired cat's as well. The cat's basically baked under their long, thick winter coats due to the extremely high temperatures. He sweat so badly under his coat that his skin was constantly moist causing these sores and irritation. Also, he has fleas
and was scratching like crazy to get at that sweaty, moist, flea bitten skin. POOR BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel so bad for these kitties with this problem. Anyway, his skin was not so raw anymore, but he was still scratching obviously. He got a Depo shot (steroid) and we applied Revolution. He is already back home and released back out in my yard. I will have to keep a watch on him this summer as he could very well have a flea allergy. Although, the thing that prompted these sores was the hot weather and having a very thick, full, double coat and no time to shed out. I have no way of putting topical flea medication on Willow. He is a true feral cat and comes no where near me at all. It is hard to see them suffer and not be able to do anything for them other than trapping them (if they allow
) and getting them to a vet. I would have no way to topically care for his sores/wounds. I just do the best I can for my feral cats and I have to accept that. I would try to get your cat to the vet - she needs steroids to get that under control and possibly an antibiotic. Are you able to pet her??? Because, if so, then you could easily treat her sore topically. Good luck.