February 19th 06, 03:30 PM
> I'd take the cat to the vet to get it checked. It could be ringworm, could
> be an allergy. could be a lot of things including stress. It's probably
> nothing earth shattering but if it's contagious your other cats could get it
> to so it's best to find out exactly what your dealing with. Not cause to
> call the emergency vet but I'd set up an appointment as soon as I could.
> "hawk" > wrote in message
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> > My young cat, about one year old, had a large chunk of his fur come off
> > near his neck, leaving a bare skin area about the size of a quarter What
> > can cause this? There are two other cats in the house. They never go out.
> > Any ideas?
> > Thanks
Have you put any flea stuff on him lately? I just had a complaint
about the Purrscriptions Spot On Flea Control stuff that caused the
same reaction at my website. If the stuff is too strong for the cat's
weight, it can cause a reaction and if it's too mild for the weight, it
may not be effective. In this case, it sounded like the preparation
was both too mild and the cat had a reaction. Wash the cat with a damp
cloth and mild shampoo to get any preparation off and then let the
fleas take over again. Then use something else. You can use a mild
flea wipe to weaken the fleas, but I wouldn't use another drop
preparation for a while.