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What is Skin Rash?

The skin is the body’s first line of defense against the hazards of the outside world. When a potential invader comes in contact with the skin, such as a bacteria or fungus, the immune system fights back, sending specialized cells to the point of impact. However, when the body reacts to a substance, the body has an inflammatory response and often results in an allergic reaction. Skin rash in cats is a highly pruritic condition that commonly affects the underbelly, feet, nose, ears and mouth of a cat. The underlying cause of skin rash in cats can be caused by a variety of factors, making the substance difficult to pinpoint.

Skin rash in cats is an overreaction of the immune system to an otherwise harmless substance. Skin rash in cats, also known as feline contact dermatitis, is caused by direct or indirect contact with an irritant, or allergenic substance.

Symptoms of Skin Rash in Cats

Skin rash in cats will cause a notable reddening of the skin. The area affected will be irritated, pruritic (itchy), and inflamed. Common areas affected by skin rash include the cat’s anus, abdomen, toes, ears, and chin, as there is not much fur to protect the skin from the irritating substance. Additional symptoms linked to skin rash in cats includes: 

  • Papules 
  • Blisters
  • Vesicles
  • Thickening of the skin
  • Dandruff
  • Scratching
  • Biting of the skin

Causes of Skin Rash in Cats

Skin rash in cats is a result of a feline coming into direct or indirect contact with a substance. The immune system mistakenly takes one of these harmless substances as an intruder and releases a chemical response to the skin, resulting in an allergic reaction. Skin rash in cats can be caused by either an irritant or allergenic substance. 

Irritant Skin Rash Causes

  • Chemicals
  • Solvents
  • Topical medications
  • Detergents
  • Soaps
  • Perfumes
  • Plastic
  • Fibers 

Allergenic Skin Rash Causes 

  • Insect bites
  • Foods
  • Mites
  • Fleas
  • Medications
  • Plants
  • Bacterial or fungal infection 

Diagnosis of Skin Rash in Cats

Diagnosis of a skin rash in cats will require a review of the cat’s medical history, plus a great deal of communication between the pet owner and the veterinarian. Pet owners will be required to tell the veterinarian when the symptoms were first noted, where the cat spends most of her time, and what the pet owner suspects could be the cause of the skin rash. Any new additions to the home such as furniture, deodorizers, or carpeting should be noted as textile materials could be the root of the problem. Changes the pet owner has made to the cat’s food, medications, preventative flea/tick treatments, and even a new collar or food dish should be taken into consideration. 

In order to make an accurate diagnosis, the veterinarian may choose to perform a patch test. A patch test is a simple test in which the veterinarian will take a sample of the suspected irritant and tape it directly on the cat’s skin. The substance will remain on the cat’s skin for a duration of time, then removed for assessment. If a rash appears underneath the taped substance, the skin rash substance has been pinpointed. If the tape test proves ineffective, the veterinarian may ask the client to remove the feline from the suspected irritant. He/she may also ask the owner to monitor the cat’s daily activities and daily diet to see if they can detect any possible causes at home. 

If the underlying cause of the skin rash remains undetected, the veterinarian may move on to perform an allergy test on the cat’s blood serum, conduct a bacterial culture, or perform a skin biopsy. 

Treatment of Skin Rash in Cats

Once the underlying cause of the skin rash has been pinpointed, the feline will need to be removed from that substance immediately. The doctor may bathe the feline with specialty shampoo to remove the particles of the substance from the skin and apply a topical corticosteroid to the cleansed skin to relieve symptoms. The best treatment option for skin rash in cats is to remove the irritating substance from the feline’s environment, but if the substance cannot be removed, therapeutic treatment will likely be prescribed.

Recovery of Skin Rash in Cats

The prognosis for a cat with skin rash varies from feline to feline. Some felines’ immune response balances out over time and the substance no longer causes the feline to develop contact dermatitis. However, other cats simply have an over-responsive immune system and pet owners may find more than one substance causes their pet’s skin to break out in a rash. The best way cat owners can keep their cat’s skin rash under control is by following the management and preventative program established by their veterinarian.

Skin Rash Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Mimi
short hair
5 Years
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

cat has a rash at base of tail
my cat has a rash at th base of tl
my cat has a rash at the base of t

my cat has a rash at the base of her tail, how long will it to clear up with allergy medicine, Neosporin and hydrocortisone cream? My vet says it's a reaction to fleas.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If this is a reaction to fleas, it is important to have the cat and house treated; as for recovery times it would depend on the severity of the reaction but it may take a week or two to start seeing improvements in the skin condition as the skin needs to calm down from the irritation. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Minx
Black and white mix
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Itching

My cat has a rash around her mouth that she keeps itching and causing sores. I can't afford to take her to a vet right now so I need to know what I can do for right now.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without examining Minx, I can't diagnose her or suggest anything that might help. She should see a veterinarian. There are a number of clinics that offer a 'free first exam', and you may be able to locate one of those that you can visit. I hope that she is okay.

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Beckett
short hair
About 6 or 7
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

No symptoms of notice.

My cat has what looks like a small rash or cut on his lower neck. Wonder what could it be? The cut or rash is white in the middle ( like pus) and around is red and rough.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If there is a cut on Beckett’s neck, you should keep an eye on it and bathe it twice daily with a dilute antiseptic; however, if there is a white spot in the middle it may be worth having your Veterinarian take a look at it to determine whether it is something that needs treatment (draining etc…) or a wait and see approach. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Shiba
DOMESTIC
4 Months
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Ear Lesion
Rash
Ear Crust
Spots
Black spots
Ear

My cat is currently being treated for ringworm, oral medication, antifungal topical, and shampoo. We have been also using a UV light to follow progress. However, he recently developed a weird black spotted rash like problem in his inner ear towards the tip of the ear. I can’t find anything like it online. We have a vet appointment in a few weeks for follow up and second round of shots but are unsure about how to treat this, should we continue with the antifungal in that area? Could it be a reaction?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Continue with the treatment as prescribed by your Veterinarian and follow up with them in a few weeks, if the spots get larger or you notice any other symptoms visit your Veterinarian earlier. Without examining Shiba myself I cannot determine what the spots are. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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scruffy
Calico
3 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

scabby ears, missing fur, redness

Medication Used

none known

An outdoor cat has been cominng around (apparently an elderly man down the street "owns" him) and all his hair is missing on his ears and around his eyes - and he has irritated scabby and red skin in place of it. His ears are like hard scabby and crusty skin on the outside. He's taken a liking to us cause we feed him, and since I have been cleaning inside his ears with ear wipes and putting an anti-itch hydrocortisone spray on his ears and face (it's like an oil spray made for cats bought at walmart). Short of taking him to the vet - with very limited funds and again he's not my cat ... yet - I don't know what else i can do to ease his itchy suffering. The weird thing is I never see him scratch. I've checked him for fleas and saw none. He has a few patches of hair missing between the shoulders and base of tail, but his head and face are the worst. For reference, he is a calico probably a female, about 6-7 lbs (real small - maybe a few years old cause I saw him last year too). Is there something OTC I can get him that will be better and help his skin heal? I'm so sad for him. He is eating fine and I believe going to the bathroom ok - he acts normal other than is REALLY affectionate and seems like he just wants loved. If he is still out in the winter I will probably snag him up - we already have 5 cats and one dog --- a full house -- but it breaks my heart to see them out in the cold - and honestly if his "owner" lets him out in the cold then maybe he really don't want him. I don't know - I've been heartbroken for two weeks over him :( Please help.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Scruffy I cannot say what the specific cause is for the scabby skin and missing fur especially if there is no sign of itching since parasites (mites and fleas) generally cause intense itching; I would recommend giving a topical spot on medication against fleas, ticks and mites but we don’t know if the owner is giving anything and any over the counter medication wouldn’t be advisable as again we don’t know for certain if the owner is giving any treatment which leaves us in a bad position. Since this may be another person’s cat, you should make contact with them to determine whether they are the owner and try to determine any treatment which may have already been given, if no treatment has been given try to bathe Scruffy with a sensitive cat shampoo and apply a topical spot on flea & tick medication (Revolution containing selamectin is best as it covers ear mites etc…). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Charlie
Just cat
2 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Slightly Itchy
Irritation

My cat has bumps on top of her head between her ears. They look sort of like pimples but they don’t seem to be itchy or really irritated. It goes on top of her head and all over the outside of her ears.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
1550 Recommendations
Without seeing Charlie, I'm not sure what might be causing those bumps, but if they are not going away, it would probably be best to have her seen by a veterinarian who can examine her, find out what might be causing that problem, and give her any treatment that she may need.

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Trixie
Domestic long hair
9 Months
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Redness

My cat has red dots on her face above her left eye and some inside the the ear. She does not scratch the site or show signs of pain when it is touched. What is the cause of
This? What should I do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for red dots to form which may include infections, parasites, allergies, irritation among other causes; without examining Trixie I cannot say what the specific cause is; however you should keep a close eye on the dots and visit your Veterinarian for an examination especially if they get worse. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Buddy
tabby
3 Years
Moderate condition
-1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Pain
Rash
Iches

My cat is about 3 years old has a severe rash all over his body he’s had it before it went away but now it’s back is there anything I can do with out taking him to the vet

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The problem here is that I don’t know what the cause of the rash is, there are many different possible causing including allergies, infections, parasites, autoimmune disease, skin disorders among other conditions. You would need to visit a Veterinarian to make a diagnosis so that the correct treatment may be given. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tokyo
Im not sure
1
Serious condition
1 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Crying
Scratching herself
Dragging, Biting, Crying
Biting

I showered my cat because she really needed it. I used w whitening shampoo for dogs and now she wont stop crying. She keeps crying night after night and I'm scared. What should I do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You shouldn’t use a dog shampoo on cats since both species have different physiologies and it is possible that if there were some flea control product in the shampoo it may have a serious health problem for a cat; you should bathe your cat again with a product specifically for cats and contact the manufacturer of the dog shampoo and ask them about the use of the shampoo on cats, if in doubt visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mumbles
BritishLonghair
4 Years
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

biting, licking. constant grooming

There is a cat in my garden that constantly grooms and bites and licks certain parts of her body and tail. She also has lumps/welts/sores around her neck. I have spoken to the owner and he says that its an allergy to fleas and she's always been this way, and there is nothing the owner can do but rub this ointment on her. The other neighbours have also spoken to the owner and noticed that her coat is a lot thinner (it is summer but this is noticeable) and she appears to have lost weight too. My general feeling is to call the RSPCA.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Mumbles I cannot say whether the cause is due to a flea allergy or another cause (other allergies, infections, irritation from flea collar or spot on treatments, autoimmune disease etc…), also I cannot determine whether there is any neglect on the owner’s part or not; I have worked in the past as a Veterinarian in animal welfare and dealt with similar cases and sometimes the owner is negligent and other times they have genuinely done everything they could. The decision to call the RSPCA is down to you, but you need to be sure that there is true neglect and remember that the people who are called out are not Veterinarians and may take Mumbles regardless of whether there is neglect (they also may prosecute as well); try offering to go with your neighbour to the Veterinarian to discuss this (I know it is a sensitive subject). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Thank you for your response. I have already offered to go to the vet with him, or take her myself, he refuses flatly to do this. She is desperately trying to come into my home daily, and even managed to get her head stuck fast in my first floor bedroom window the other night, this attempting to get in after scratching repeatedly at the window. Had my friend and I not been here to see this, she may well have ended up strangling herself. It was after this incident that I offered to go to the vet, and he showed little to no concern for her nearly coming a cropper. Just seemed rather aggrieved that I had spoken to him at all about my concerns for her.

The RSPCA has now been called in conjunction with my other neighbours on the other side, who have been here far longer than me, and they also spoke to him about their concerns too, with the same outcome. They have seen the deterioration in her condition in the last few weeks as I’ve only recently moved in. We agreed together that the RSPCA needs to be called, she cannot be left like this.

I would hope that the RSPCA know how to deal with these things tactfully, and I cannot help how he responds to this call. I’d rather deal with this temper than see this cat suffer needlessly.

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Chunky
oCatrange tabby cat
2 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Scratching , fast spread
scratching

My cat has a skin rash since last May. It with full of blood and spread out. What to do? I think it is a skin rash.Mt cat is in very pain with this rash. It is bleeding when he is scratching.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Chunky it is difficult to say specifically the cause of this rash, there are many different causes for skin problems in cats which may include infections, parasites, autoimmune diseases, allergies, chemical irritation among many other conditions. If this has been going on for this amount of time you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination, skin scrape (if necessary) and culture tests to determine a cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Prissy
Simese
6 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Hair Loss
Hair Loss and scabs

Last year and the year before my cat started to itch her body all the way up to her neck ears and face. It soon caused her to be compltley hair less and sores all over her. We went and got some type of shampoo for her and soon after she started getting her hair back and healing up. A couple days ago i notcied the same thing is happening to her again which is the same time it last happened. She has always eat the same food and if i changed it she would throw up. She is a INDOOR cat and dose not like going outside at all. Shes always been a indoor cat. The first couple years i had her this never happened. Shes 6 years old so shes not that old. I dont understand what could cause this. Please HELP!!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If this is happening again around the same time of year it may be due to a seasonal allergy or to something that is done only once per year (like carpet cleaning etc…); I cannot say specifically what the cause is but you should carry out the same treatment as last year and think about what possibly has changed last year and this year to make this reaction. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Klaus
American Shorthair
24 Months
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Redness

My house cat had a little spot on his belly about 2in x 1in yesterday. Today it's redder and has less fur. What should I do to help heal the rash? No open wound or sores. It's a little tender to touch.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Klaus I cannot be sure of the underlying cause; infections (bacterial and fungal), parasites, contact irritation, trauma, autoimmune disease among other causes may lead to spots appearing. You could try to clip the fur around the spot and bathe it with a dilute antiseptic and apply an antibiotic ointment to the area twice per day; however it would be best to visit your Veterinarian to make a diagnosis to ensure that Klaus is getting the right treatment. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Isabella
Persian
6 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Meowing looking at me , hiding her head wont let m

I have a Persian cat Bella who is about 6 yrs old, I also believe that someone is putting something on her, she is always happy go lucky, very attached to me. She does not like this man, loves everyone else, what can i do if i can't afford a vet?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If you suspect that someone is putting something on Bella and she has a skin rash, it would be best to bathe her with mild soap and to keep her indoors so she doesn’t roam and come in harm's way. I know it seems unfair to keep Bella indoors if she is used to the outside but unfortunately for all the animal lovers in the world, there are some people who like to harm animals; when I was a Government Veterinarian taking care of Animal Welfare, I saw the worst of humanity in what some people did to animals (general abuse, puppy mills, dog fighting, cock fighting and the list goes on). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kitty
alley
6 Months
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Hair Loss

Found a little kitten around our house it has like a rash on the top of its ears and has skin or has hair coming off in patches around its face it doesn't seem to be in any pain but it's skin where the skin comes off as kind of crusty

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for flaky irritated skin in cats which may include parasites, infections (like ringworm), allergies among many other conditions; you should try bathing the kitten in a medicated shampoo and check the skin rash. If there is no improvement or it gets worse you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to identify the cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tess
tabby
4 Years
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Red splotches
Red splitches

Hi I I was wondering if you could assist me in diagnosing my cats rash on her belly she has red splotches all over her stomach that seemed that they are itching her and bothering her could you please help me and helping her get rid of this rash thanks so much!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many different causes for rashes in cats which may include parasites, infections (ringworm, bacterial etc…), chemical irritation, allergies, autoimmune disease among other causes; without examining Tess I cannot say what the specific cause is however I would recommend that you bathe her with a mild shampoo and ensure that she is treated with a topical spot on medication (a good one not the cheapest in Walmart). Also think if there are any new cleaning products or detergents used in your home which Tess may have a reaction too. If there is no improvement after bathing her, you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Madame
Tricolor
3 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Ear Flaking
skin rash
Ear Itching
Mouth Odor
Itching
Mouth ulcer
Black spots

Medication Used

Resphyl syrup
Oridermyl Pomad
Otomax Ear Ointment
Epiotic Ear Cleaner

Dear Sir/Madam,

Our cat is 3,5 years old and we have adopted her from the street when she was 2 months old; since then she is a house cat. Just for 3 months last year she was going out to garden but not anymore. She had vet controls frequently until 6 months ago without satisfactory diagnosis on her mouth rushes. Almost every 2 weeks for the past 1,5 years, she has rushes (small ulcers) around her liplines and combined with black spots on her chin. We clean with warm water, cat shampoo and/or with Batticon antiseptic solution when rushes come. Together with this, she keeps scratching her ears so we clean her ear flaps with cat cleaning solution and periodically making her anti-parasite drops on the neck. Vet changed her food to hypoallergenic, all bowls are glass and kept clean at all times. She's checked for diabetes when she was young and the result was negative. But still no change.. She sneezes every 2 days as well. Her FIV / FIP tests are not made. Currently we are passing through a difficult economic phase so we can't take her to vet that often. Is there anything you may recommend us? Some advice even to let the vet know so we save time and avoid going to vet 10 times instead of 1-2? Thank you so much for your time and advice..

With my kindest regards
ZV.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I do think that it would be a good idea to have a FeLV/FIV test for Madame, as if she has an immune disorder, ti would explain why she gets these recurrent problems. If you are able to control the rashes and infections with an antibacterial solution like HibiClens, that may make veterinary visits less frequent for her.

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Giamo
Atypical American Wirehair
1 Year
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Baldness

I just noticed my cat has a like a rash above his paw, but I'm not sure it's it's a cut and it dried up but his hair is gone in that spot. I'm not sure what it is, I touched it and it's hard

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without examining Giamo, I can't comment on what is happening to his skin on his paw, but possible causes might be ringworm, parasites, allergies or bacterial or fungal infection. It would be best to have him examined by your veterinarian, as they can look at it, do any testing needed, and prescribe an appropriate medication to resolve it, if that is possible. I hope that everything goes well!

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Luffy
European tabby
5 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

skin rash

Hi, i realised 4 days ago that my cat had at his end of his ear some dry skin, and now i can see more of it as a rash in his ear and his back. I'm panicking a little because tomorrow I'm moving and every day tgis seems to get worse. But i dont see him much different from before.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for skin rashes which may be due to infections (ringworm, bacterial infections etc…), chemical irritation, sun exposure, parasites among other causes; for now bathe the ear with a dilute antiseptic and monitor but once you get into your new home think about getting to know your new local Veterinarian with a visit to determine a cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Peggy
domestic short hair
1 Year
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Fatigue, scratching
Fatigue,

My cat has a bloody irritation near the left side of her anus, she keeps scratching it and it seems to be spreading onto her left leg. It looks like an open wound and it seems like it’s not healing. She has had to for a week and it still hasn’t gone any better.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without seeing Peggy, I'm not sure what is going on with that lesion, but since it is not healing, seems to be getting worse, and is bothering her, it would be best to have her seen by a veterinarian so that she can be examined and treated for that problem.

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Lucas Radabee Lee
DOMESTIC
10 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

licking and biting area

Our house cat has been enjoying the new garden we have but I have noticed he has a rash on the inside of both his legs and has been licking them non stop. They look sore and pink in these areas He was flea treated when we moved in but the house was very dirty and dusty. It could be dust mites or there also appears to be an ant hill outside where he tends to lay. Is there nay treatment I should be giving him to help or should he go to the Vet? Should I clean the carpets as the letting agents have done nothing in the way of cleaning, if it will help him I will do them straight away.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is difficult to say what the specific cause for the rash could be, there are many possible potential irritants especially in a new environment which may lead to a skin rash; it is always good to clean a new home thoroughly as you can never be sure how thorough the person who cleaned it last was, you should try to get rid of any ants or other insects around the house and apply a topical spot on flea & tick medication just for good measure. Your Veterinarian may be able to identify some bites if present and may prescribe something to ease any itching. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Biondo
Devon Rex
9 Months
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

My cat has been suffering from a rash that doesn’t seem to go away without the help of cortisone. He not itchy but has watery eyes, occasional sneezing and a runny nose. My vet thinks it’s my cat’s food and advised
me to feed him soy based hypoallergenic dry food which I am apprehensive to give him. When I finished giving him the recommended dose of cortisone medicine he started to breakout in the rash again. About a week ago I started to give him turkey which I cook myself with vitamins and minerals on top. Before I was giving him a mix of quail, chicken, rabbit, pork, and fish, so I felt as if turkey would be a new protein he had not eaten before. Is one week too soon to know if he is allergic to turkey or not? I feel as if I am changing his diet so often to find a solution but I am having difficultly sticking to one because nothing seems to work. I have been experiencing this problem for almost 4 months, it started by the end of the first month of having him home and we were feeding him pork based dry food in the beginning. Any advise? Thank you.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Food allergies are a common cause for skin issues and one week elimination diet isn’t long enough to know if Biondo is allergic to turkey or not, generally it is best to wait three to five weeks; I would suggest feeding a commercial restricted ingredients diet for a month or so to see if there is any improvement in symptoms, making your own food for him may result in dietary deficiencies so it is important to make sure he is getting a balanced diet. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tinkerbell
Calico
12 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Chewing fur

My cat is chewing her legs and nipples and feet pads and is causing redness swelling and bleeding there is a noticeable rash little reds dots on her stomach what do i treat her with?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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There are many reasons that Tinkerbell might be having this problem, including parasites, bacterial or fungal infections, or allergies. Since I can't see her, I don't know what the cause of the problem is, and those things are all treated quite differently. Since she seems to be affected quite severely, it would be best to have her seen by a veterinarian, as they can look at her and determine what might be going on, and get any treatment that she might need.

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sandy
Domestic longhair
8 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

chewwimg and licking

My cat has these rashes on her back and she licks them a lot I have spray to put on them for cats for itching ringworm and all that stuff but it doesn't seem to be helping and they look like they might be hot spots they're very hot and moist you to the touch is there anything that off the counter that I can bathe her in or is there some kind of ointment that I can put on them till I can get her to a vet

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many different types of skin lesions which may occur in cats. If it looks like a hot spot, try cleaning it with 3% chlorhexidine and apply some regular Neosporin. But it would be best to see your Veterinarian as there are many different types of skin lesions which may require different treatment. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mistchief
DOMESTIC
9 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Redness
Redness itchy

Medication Used

Had two injections

My short hair domestic cat (Mistcheif) has a severe dermatitis looking rash on her base of tail that leads up on her lower back. We have taken her to a vet and she has no fleas no nothing. The vet could not tell us what it is but gave her 2 injections which if anything have made it worse. I have 2 questions. 1. What do you think this could be? 2. How do you think she got this? We are very worried about her as it is getting to the point where she bites her base of tail violently and it becomes red and raw. We have put a e-collar on her and it helps but It's not getting any better and I fear if we keep the e-collar on her for more time she will get stressed and depressed. HELP PLEASE

-Celest and Tanya

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I'm sorry that Mistchief is having this problem. Unfortunately, without seeing her, or knowing what medications she has had, I'm not sure what might be causing this. It is somewhat common for cats to have flea allergies, and even if you never see a flea, all it takes is for one flea to bite them and they can have a hypersensitivity type reaction to the saliva of the flea. So, if she isn't on flea control, even if you don't see fleas, it might be a good idea to have her on that every month. Since the treatment that your veterinarian gave didn't help, it would be a good idea to follow up with them, or get a second opinion, as sometimes the lack of a response to medications that should have helped can give a clue as to what might be going on. I hope that she feels better soon.

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Kunju
Short hair domestic
8 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

ithching, licking
ithching

Hi, i m having an Indian 8months old kitten, she is now having skin rashes in all over her body and her hair is removing due to this. and also she is having ear fleas. I am giving her a bathe with lime sulphur as vet said and also deworm. Kindly advise for completely curing this because it is prolonged from 3 months

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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The signs that you describe can be caused by a number of things, including bacteria, fungus, or parasites. Keeping her free of fleas and giving the lime sulphur bath as directed should help her problem, and if they do not, a recheck with your veterinarian would be a good idea, as I cannot see Kunju.

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Ender
Devonrex
2,5 years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

scratching
Red Bumps
Rash
Sneezing

Medication Used

Cortisone

Ender has shown symptoms that he is reacting to something in our house from the very start we had him. The first couple of weeks (2 years ago), he was sneezing constantly, but it stopped eventually. About a year ago he started scratching his neck so violently, he constantly scratched his skin open. On closer inspection he had little red bumps all over his face and neck. He go a cortisone shot by the vet, which helped a lot. Again later, he began getting a round rash on his belly, which he also scratched open. Again a cortisone shot and again it got better. Now, a few months later, He is having all those red bumps in his ear, which he is trying to scratch as well.
We just cannot figure out what is the cause of all of this. We have changed the food and even switched to biological household cleaning products. He also got homeopathics.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many different causes for the bumps and scratching which you are describing; allergies or autoimmune disease seems to the the top two possible causes for the symptoms but I cannot be sure and seems like this isn’t a simple case. It may be worth checking in with a Veterinarian knowledgeable about rabbits by searching the link below. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM https://rabbit.org/vet-listings/

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Dahlia
Cross
5 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

rashes
Fur Loss
Patches

Medication Used

Fiprofort
Feli D

My rescued cat has developed skin rashes around eyes, nose, elbows and underbelly. It's all red and with barely few fur. She was recently groomed and treated for fleas and ticks. But she still looks all ichy and hurts herself while ichhying. Applied Fiprofort ointment for treatment but still not seeing much improvement. She is fed high quality cat food. Please advise what further could be done.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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This may be due to grooming equipment (not placing blame here), allergies (new litter, detergents etc…), parasites, infections among other causes; without examining Dahlia and possibly doing a skin scraping I cannot give any specific advice but you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Missy
Short hair domestic
4 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

what can I do to get rid of this rash on my cat's stomach is it possible to put any cream on it. I took her to the vet they gave her pills but the pills are not helping she still has a rash I got her a comb for her neck she's just still irritating it by

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It really depends on the cause of the rash; a rash appearing on a cat’s abdomen may be due to infections, parasites, allergies, hormonal conditions, autoimmune disease, poisoning, chemical irritation among other causes. Without knowing the underlying cause, I cannot give you any specific treatment as the treatment varies according to the primary condition. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ozzie
DOMESTIC
9 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

My cat has lots of white flakey specs on his fur from mid back to base of his tail. He weighs about 18 pounds. It’s very itchy. When i touch the area he goes crazy, rolling, trying to bite his fur and me. He actually threw himself into the wall. It’s like he has an itch that he can’t reach. I shaved the area which he didn’t mind me doing and i noticed a bunch of bumps under his fur. Not red. I have been spraying it with a pet store spray that has lidocaine in it. Is there anything else i can do? Also, he is a diabetic with controlled sugars on insulin twice per day.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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In cases like this where a solution was being prepared, you should ideally visit your Veterinarian with Dakota with the MSDS (material safety data sheet) of the product; the MSDS of the product will also outline the procedures to carry out if the skin or eyes are contaminated with the product, you should follow the MSDS thoroughly as these are the guidelines which the manufacturer have stated as being the correct response to an emergency. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Patches
Maincoon
6 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Bumps
Redness

Our cat patches has a swollen tummy. Not hard. and she has these red bumps/blisters on her abdomen. I’m not sure what to for her, I was considering using oregano and coconut oil on it to help if there’s bacteria or something infecting the area

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without seeing Patches, I can't say why her stomach may be more swollen that normal, or what the blisters might be caused by, unfortunately. There are many causes for those things to be happening, and it would probably be best to have her seen by a veterinarian, as they can look at Patches, see what might be happening, and recommend any treatment that she may need.

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Bumpers
Domestic shorthair
8 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

skin rash

My 8 year old cat, developed a severe rash around his neck and mouth a year ago. Our vet tried antibiotics and steroid shots on several occasions. He would clear up but then it would return. We did not want to continue with steroid shots because of long term issues. We tried flea prevention topical medication, Revolution. My cat did not eat the special diet canned food and is impossible to give him Diphenhydramine for itching. Another vet did allergy tests and he is allergic to dust mites and mosquito bites. We started an allergy regimen with shots but he seems to be worse. He gets half an Apoquel 5.4 mg tablet in the a.m. & the other half at night. We are getting desperate because he is so miserable. The vet suggested trying a different allergy free food. I am not entirely sure that is just the allergies from the dust mites causing this because it came on suddenly and there had been no change in our environment or food. He does like to eat canned food so I am wondering if it is getting it on his skin around his mouth. Any suggestions would be welcome as it is hard to see him suffer.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
3232 Recommendations
Cats (like any other animal or human) may develop an allergy to something they have been in contact with their entire life (food or environmental); other possible causes may be due to infections or autoimmune disorders but without examining Bumpers I cannot say what the specific case is. Further testing is required which may include a biopsy for histopathology to determine the type of reaction present. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Dopey
domestic medium hair
11 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Fleas
Rash
Scabs
Licking

My cat has a rash on his stomach, generally around his nipples. It is reddish and peely. He also has scabs around his head and on his stomach and back. I think it may be fleas, as we've had a flea issue for a month or two. I've recently treated the cat for fleas, because the rashes had been getting worse. I did a topical ointment and after a day I put on a flea collar to prevent more getting on him because I feel like it may be a flea allergy. When we treated him for fleas the first time the rash went almost completely away. Now it's back and it's even worse. He licks himself too much and scratches. The licking is almost all the time. It's constant unless he is napping. He is an indoor cat minus the occasional escape that lasts no more than a few seconds except when he got stuck on the roof for a few hours last month. He is neutered as well.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Licking and scratching may make the rash worse, it is important to try and prevent him from licking himself by possibly placing a cone him him; you should bathe him with a sensitive shampoo and monitor for improvement. There are many possible allergies including fleas, but if he has been treated for fleas and is wearing a flea collar there may be another cause. You should monitor him for now and visit your Veterinarian on Monday for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Meeps
Domestic long hair
6 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Swelling
Bare skin
Scabs

My cat has a spot from above her eye to ear that is all raw. We noticed last week it was a little scabbed but thought she got in a tussle with our other kitty. Overnight it has become awful. Last night I cut back the hair, cleaned it and put an e collar on her and it looks better but still there. I noticed she has scabs on her body as well but no more open spots.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should monitor the spots on the body for now; you did the right thing placing a cone on her and cleaning the sore on the head, if you are seeing improvement keep the area clean by bathing it twice per day with a dilute antiseptic. However, if there is no improvement, evidence of infection or the other spots open into sores you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tiger
Short hair domestic
8 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Itching and biting

My cat started haveing a rash on his belly 3 or 4 days ago. I dont know what had caused it and dont know what to do? He has never broken out in a rash on his belly before this is the first time.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Rashes can be caused by bacterial or fungal infections, parasites, or allergic reactions. Since I cannot see Tiger, it would be a good idea to make an appointment with your veterinarian to have him looked at and determine any treatment that he might need.

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Tess
tabby
4 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Red itchy be
Red itchy belly red splotches
Red itchy belly

Hi I was wondering what type of rash my cat possible has on her stomach and what we could do to help her get rid of it. We have checked her for fleas and have not seen any. I was wondering what we we could to do help her get rid of it thanks!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many different causes for rashes in cats which may include parasites, infections (ringworm, bacterial etc…), chemical irritation, allergies, autoimmune disease among other causes; without examining Tess I cannot say what the specific cause is however I would recommend that you bathe her with a mild shampoo and ensure that she is treated with a topical spot on medication (a good one not the cheapest in Walmart). Also think if there are any new cleaning products or detergents used in your home which Tess may have a reaction too. If there is no improvement after bathing her, you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My cat has a rash on the side of his neck and it bleeds what does It means?

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