Question by calamito: SERIOUS cat illness??? What is this!?
All three of our cats have been stricken with an odd illness, and I’m very worried. They’ve displayed symptoms for about two weeks. They fight a lot so I didn’t necessarily realize that there was something wrong. They all have flea colors and I haven’t seen anything on them (although my rats did get mites of some kind recently?? I THINK are all gone now?). Anyhow – here are the symptoms:
Red irritated areas of skin
Some hair loss around injuries
Large wounds (like this: http://cruiser.smugmug.com/photos/31630352-L.jpg NO that is not one of my cats)
I have no idea where the wounds are coming from…
And I THINK that’s it.
The wounds are all over one or their bodies, on the stomach of another, and on the tummy and legs of the last kitty. I came home today and one of them had left a bloody trail in the kitchen because he had an open would on his back (the size of a folded dollar!!! =O)
I will make sure they get help from a vet, but do you have any idea what’s wrong with them!? Is it serious? Could it be worms? What about another parasite? Is it a contagious infection of some sort? I’m really worried.
For about three days the cats wen without their flea collars because I forgot to buy their new ones, but only for three days. They have flea collars on now (they usually do) but could it have involved that? I saw a few TINY round black bugs on my rat’s cage a while back, we cleaned him and all the stuff around him, but I wonder…???
Please help me! I’m losing my mind! What could be wrong with them!?
Answer by silent_kayos
Just fyi, flea collars are pretty much worthless.
It sounds like an allergic reaction to a flea bite or something. But the wounds, I have no idea. unless they’re doing that to themselves trying to scratch? That’s the only thing to comes to mind.
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