My 1 year old cat has been diagonsed with a food allergy recently. She's on a special diet, but manages to sneak in to where I feed my other cat and gets into his food. It started off as a sore on her face and we were able to control it. It has come back again, but this time has moved down her neck and she is obsessively cleaning herself bald. I'm making an appt for her to go back to the vet and am, for the time being, removing the older cat (he is on his own special diet too) so that she has time to heal. But there is a smell coming off her and I'm not certain what it is. It's coming fro her neck area, and though the skin doesn't look infected, I'm not sure what else it could be. Unless it's the smell of her saliva, since she's LITERALLY covering herself in it. I'm not sure if the smell is associated with the allergic reaction or something else. It's not a putrid smell, but it is rather heady and/or musty. Any help or advice would be great.
We do have an E-collar for her, but I'm afraid to put that on her because it will rub on the sore area. Is there another way i can cover it?
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.