My cat keeps licking his nipple and it's sore and irritated.
(Burlington, Ont, Canada)
I have a male cat about 2 years old and he is an indoor cat, never been outside. He is licking and biting at his bottom nipple and now the hair is compleatly gone around the nipple. It looks sore, scaby, red and swollen.
But otherwise he is acting fine and drinking and eating.
Can anyone help me ?? Why does he keep doing this?
Answer by Kate
This can be either be caused by a skin allergy or parasite bite or could be caused by anxiety. However as it is localised to one area I would say that the area must be agitating him.
You really need to get the area checked by a vet, that way you will know exactly what the cause is and what the best treatment is.
I have a web page about loss of fur etc which you may find of further interest.
Hopefully the problem can be sorted out soon before it gets any worse.
best wishes Kate
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