cat licking fur and skin off all over
by Shirley Gladin
(Concord Twp., Ohio, Lake)
18 Year Old Siamese Female Licking Problem
I have a 18 year old Siamese cat that has been licking constantly and licked off her fur and skin in large patches covering her chest, shoulder to leg, back tail etc.... what is the cause and can she be cured?
I have put a cone collar on her for a month now and she has learned to now scratch these areas raw. She eats good quality food both dry and canned. Her litter mate does not have this problem and they have been together for live and eat sleep play etc. all the time they even inter act with my 2 Pomeranians and Boston Terrier which do not have this problem.
I've tried eliminating things re: allergies gave her greens (cat nip, grass grown indoors etc.).
I am at a loss to the cause. She definately is not bored nor is she stressed. She has attention from animals & humans they all get individual attention love and affection time.
Can you help me?
Answer by Kate
You have not mentioned if you have taken her to the vet or not. this has to be the first port of call as she may have a skin problem that may only be able to be diagnosed via looking at skin cells under the microscope and only a vet would know what to look out for. Please take her as soon as possible before those nasty wounds become infected.
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