My 11 year old cat is licking and itching himself raw. He had this once before and it went away. Now it has been constant. We have tried many holistic remedies and steriods ,nothing works, any suggestions. Its driving us bonkers and we are getting desperate. The raw skin is around the neck area so he can lick off any topical applications, he then bloodies it with his foot. Help, thanks.
I believe my cat had the similar problem. It was on his throat and on the side of his tummy. Does the cat eat the same food all the time? It might be from that. Try putting neosporin on the wounds with a cotton swab. Works every time.
There are a few things that can cause this in cats. One cause is stress, environmental changes such as moving, or bringing a new pet into the family can cause this sort of "self destructive" behavior. Another possible cause is an allergy. Cats can be allergic to dust, mold, and even other cats. But it is very likely that it is a food allergy. I might suggest switching to a natural grain free cat food and keeping his claws well trimmed, this worked for my kitty at least (with the help of a cone to stop her from irritating her sores while they were healing.) Good luck!
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