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Hi,

A few months ago I noticed a sore on the back of my cat's neck (looks like it bled a little and all the hair around it is gone about the size of a quarter, the actual sore is a little smaller), I paid close attention to it as it looked like it my other cat may have bitten her and pulled the hair out. It scabbed up nicely and the hair grew back.

Now tonight I notice another sore in the exact same area looking the exact same way? Any ideas?

She doens't seem bothered by it at all and I never notice her scratching there?

Also, why are plastic food bowls bad?

Thanks for any possible help!

Tracy
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Originally Posted by tramor
Hi,

A few months ago I noticed a sore on the back of my cat's neck (looks like it bled a little and all the hair around it is gone about the size of a quarter, the actual sore is a little smaller), I paid close attention to it as it looked like it my other cat may have bitten her and pulled the hair out. It scabbed up nicely and the hair grew back.

Now tonight I notice another sore in the exact same area looking the exact same way? Any ideas?

She doens't seem bothered by it at all and I never notice her scratching there?

Also, why are plastic food bowls bad?

Thanks for any possible help!

Tracy
I'm not sure about the sores - I'd get it checked by a vet.

As for the plastic food bowls, they tend to hold bacteria and can cause acne on your kitty's chin. It is best to use ceramic or stainless steel (metal) as they can be cleaned and sterilized.
post #3 of 4
our maureen had terrible sores on her face for a long time when we changed bowls voila all gone.....

do cats get "hot spots" like dogs do????? because if that sore on the back of the neck were on a dog I would say hot spot from the biting of the other cat....
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also, some cats are allergic to plastic & will lost their fur - look at this pic of Cable as a kitten - http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3.../Cableeyes.jpg
i was feeding her special kitten food i didn't want my adult [fat] cats to eat, so was using a tupperware container & staying beside her while she ate...she developed these big spots, so i changed to ceramic.
you might try a different collar. mine wear beastie bands - they're very lightweight & stretchy! i'd be more worried about a collar that's too tight than one that's too loose
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