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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Our cat has developed scabs all over her body. She does not seem to be scratching a lot and seems healthy otherwise. Her skin does not seem dry but even though the scabs heal up they do not seem to go away. Any ideas??
She doesn't have flees as I comb her regularly and have seen no evidence. Thanks!!
post #2 of 14
My Tibby has had a few scabs before. The first time, the vet gave him and injection to take away any irritation and they went away. The second time, they went away on their own and in a short time.

It could be that your kitty has become allergic to something in her food. Have you changed any cleaning products or anything in your home? This could cause irritation on her skin?

I would recommend that you take her to see a vet, they will be able to diagnose the problem and give you advice and medication for her.

I hope she's better soon!
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
thanks, ill take her to the vet and see if they can give her an injection too.

My cat is called tinkerbell (i know its really embarrassing when my poor husband has to call her!!). She is 17 years old. Late last year she was attacked by a dog, the dog picked her up by her little head and shoulders and shook her violently. I heard the commotion and ran out, the owner was half way up the street, i called to her and asked if her dog had actually attacked my cat or just given chase (I didnt know at that time) she lied and said the cat had just run away. Anyway 2 hours later, and many streets and gardens searched, she came home it was then obvious that she was badly injured. She has coped well and is now walking again. we had a lot of problems getting her to go out side (or at least in the litter tray!!) but she is ok again now and sometimes even ventures outside.

I hate that lady for lying!! Fortunately, my cat came home, but if she had told me that me cat was hurt i would have asked neighbours to help with the search, ie check their gardens with lights on etc, rather than us whispering down driveways, it was 10pm!!

i never found out who she was, it would appear that she wasnt local.

my cat was in her own garden, asleep under a christmas tree, her then favourite place, she let her dog into my garden to sniff around, it was on one of those very long leads!!

shes here now, i think she wants some more food. she says hello to tibby and molly (really shes just pushing againgst my laptop!!) but hello anyway!!
post #4 of 14
sorry about the trauma ... what is she eating just in case??
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
whiskers!! see ya!!
post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by joannejepson
Our cat has developed scabs all over her body. She does not seem to be scratching a lot and seems healthy otherwise. Her skin does not seem dry but even though the scabs heal up they do not seem to go away. Any ideas??
She doesn't have flees as I comb her regularly and have seen no evidence. Thanks!!
Pixel had something like this, that the 1st vet i took her to said was allergies. since i had just changed her food, this made sense, so i changed back. but the meds he gave her didn't help, & her scabs/sores spread from her face, where they started, to her front paws. so i took her to another vet & he diagnosed her with feline herpes, similar to the cold sore virus in humans. she's been on a lysine supplement since then, & they're all gone!
post #7 of 14
Joanne, how is Tinkerbell? Has she been to the vets?

What a traumatic experience Tinkerbell had to go through! What a horrible lady - how could she be so horrible?! It's a shame you couldn't find her!

Tibby and Molly send Tinkerbell head butts and snuggles! and they hope that's she's all better soon!
post #8 of 14
SA-37 may help.. I know I harp on about it but it's good for skin and healthy coats
post #9 of 14
I can't stand irresponsible dog owners...They make the rest of the dog owners look bad...
I hate those long leads attached to lazy owners...ARGH!!
Especially when they allow dogs to roam and even poop and pee on people's lawns never mind attacking a resident cat!!!
And while I am on it, I HATE the owners with dogs off lead when they have no voice control over said dog and dog comes running up and jumping all over everybody and those owners always say the SAME thing "Oh, he's friendly!!!"

I really hope Tink is ok!
Let us know what the vet says.

Cheers
post #10 of 14
I hope you get the skin thing solved - let us know how it goes!!
I just dont understand people sometimes...

The other day I came down the stairs to get Dax and I saw her huddled up against the apartment blocks window doors all puffed up... When I got down to the bottom I could see this guy standing there with his dog (german shepherd on a leash) - but he was just standing there letting the dog lunge at her and bark in her face!!

It was like he was letting the dog play with her...
I was so mad - He must have seen the look on my face because he took off pretty quickly. I grabbed my poor puffy Dax and took her inside - I wish now I had gone after him and given him a piece of my mind. What sort of weirdo does that??
post #11 of 14

Hey my cat seems to be the same way did you ever find out what it was? if so what did you do for your cat to make it better?

post #12 of 14

Our cat has developed scabs all over her body. She does not seem to be scratching a lot and seems healthy otherwise. He skin does not seem dry but even though the scabs heal up they do not seem to go away. Any ideas?? We did have a dog that would always mess with him but we gave the dog away but he still has the scabs.
he doesn't have flees as I comb her regularly and have seen no evidence. Thanks!!

post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by joannejepson View Post

thanks, ill take her to the vet and see if they can give her an injection too.


My cat is called tinkerbell (i know its really embarrassing when my poor husband has to call her!!). She is 17 years old. Late last year she was attacked by a dog, the dog picked her up by her little head and shoulders and shook her violently. I heard the commotion and ran out, the owner was half way up the street, i called to her and asked if her dog had actually attacked my cat or just given chase (I didnt know at that time) she lied and said the cat had just run away. Anyway 2 hours later, and many streets and gardens searched, she came home it was then obvious that she was badly injured. She has coped well and is now walking again. we had a lot of problems getting her to go out side (or at least in the litter tray!!) but she is ok again now and sometimes even ventures outside.


I hate that lady for lying!! Fortunately, my cat came home, but if she had told me that me cat was hurt i would have asked neighbours to help with the search, ie check their gardens with lights on etc, rather than us whispering down driveways, it was 10pm!!


i never found out who she was, it would appear that she wasnt local.


my cat was in her own garden, asleep under a christmas tree, her then favourite place, she let her dog into my garden to sniff around, it was on one of those very long leads!!


shes here now, i think she wants some more food. she says hello to tibby and molly (really shes just pushing againgst my laptop!!) but hello anyway!!

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Originally Posted by Sar View Post

Joanne, how is Tinkerbell? Has she been to the vets?


What a traumatic experience Tinkerbell had to go through!
What a horrible lady - how could she be so horrible?! It's a shame you couldn't find her!



Tibby and Molly send Tinkerbell head butts and snuggles!
and they hope that's she's all better soon!
Once that happened, u still let her out?
post #14 of 14

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