Hi, my cat Louis started getting sores on his head about 3 weeks ago. They started small and just looked like grazes and I just assumed he was getting into a few fights. Then he got one on his cheek which he wouldn't leave alone and it wasn't healing so I took him to the vets on the 18th. The vet thought that it was an allergic reaction to fleas, gave him antibiotics, pain killers and a e-collar and told me to treat him and the house for fleas. I took the e-collar off yesterday because the sore had healed and within 30 mins he had given himself 3 new, albeit very small, sores. I spoke to my vet today and she's now saying it might be a food allergy.
Has anyone experienced anything like this before?
Also, can a cat spontaneously develop an allergy? We moved house in December, before then we leaved in a house with a field at the back of the garden. There were lots of cats, hedgehogs, foxes and a chicken coop joined directly onto our back fence. Basically it was fleas galore and Louis absolutely did not have a flea allergy then.
I've treated him for fleas (Stronghold) and am just waiting for the Indorex I ordered to arrive so I can treat the house. I have however changed all bed sheets and we have entirely wood flooring so carpets aren't a problem.