Cat scratching his ears
Ever since I've had my cat he has scratched in front of his ears until it bleeds and scabs up. He doesn't have ear mites. I've taken him to the vet a number of times. It's seems that an animal type benedryl helps with that a little. My cat also throws up a least once a week at night. The vomit has hairballs in it quite a bit. He is also a very hungry cat. We can't walk toward the kitchen without him running towards his dish meowing. He is a little overweight, and we're trying to feed him less because of it. The vets in our area specialize in large animals and it just seems like they don't care about my cat's problems. Do you have any idea what could be wrong with my baby? Thanks!
Answer by Kate
I am not a vet and so cannot give you a diagnosis but if there is itching then their must be a skin or allergy problem, especially if the cat scratches so much that it bleeds.
You could try changing his brand of food in case he has an allergy to a ingredient in it. I would also strongly recommend that you do try and get your cat seen by another vet. as the scratching is so localised it would suggest that there may be a skin problem in that area that may need some treatment.
As for the hairballs, make sure you groom him at least twice a week to remove a lot of the loose hair so that he doesn't digest so much. there are also hairball preparations that help to get rid of the hairballs See my page about hairballs here http://www.our-happy-cat.com/hairballs.html
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