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Problem with Max!!

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Max is my outside feline. To my knowledge Max has never been to the vet or had any vaccinations. No one in our neighborhood claims him, I live in a very small town but strays can be common. Today as Max was inside to eat I was petting him and felt small bumps covering the neck area. You could not see them until you divided the fur-he has black thick yet not long haired fur-and I saw small scab like formations and small to larger red lesions, looked like cuts, all over. I looked at his head and saw a small amount of dry blood by the ear. Maybe even a small notch on the side of the ear. I immediately took him outside, and came on here to investigate. I can't find anything that particulary fits this. Scabies maybe. No sign of fleas, don't notice him itching at all, eats fine, hair is NOT falling out in places, no weight loss. I thought that maybe the small cut like lesions could be from him scratching, but the different sizes and locations didn't match what would appear to be from his claws. I am going to take him to the vet but I would like to know if anyone has any input. Thank you.
post #2 of 4
I'd guess injuries from fighting with other cats, ringworm, or scabies. The only way to tell for sure is to have him examined.

Most longtime outdoor/feral cats have similar scars and injuries- it's just from living a hard life.
post #3 of 4
My guess is that they are from fights with other cats. Fleas are a definite possibility--my indoor cats had fleas and it was a while before I realized it. They didn't scratch much more than normal. Another, sadder possibility is that someone shot at him with a BB gun. That isn't uncommon in rural areas. Spot has a BB lodged in his shoulder from sometime before he came to live with me. It healed over and doesn't seem to bother him in the least. I didn't even know it was there until we saw it on the x-ray.

Good for you for taking him in and let us know what the vet says!
post #4 of 4
Aww, the poor baby.
Thanks for taking him in and for getting him to the vet.
Hope he is ok. Let us know how it goes at the vet.
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