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Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by thedogsmother, Jun 24, 2009.


  1. thedogsmother

    thedogsmother PetForums VIP

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    Hi, Syd is has developed a sore patch over both eyes, I noticed it about an hour ago and it looks like a graze but I can't work out what has caused it, his nails are intact so I don't think he has had a bump and he looks his usual happy healthy self. Any ideas anyone? I don't think its a vet job (unless it gets worse) but it just seems to be in a funny place, oh I'd better add that its very unlikely to be a fighting wound as he isn't a fighter.
     

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    Biawhiska PetForums VIP

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    hmm not sure,prob just a graze, keep an eye on it
     
  3. DKDREAM

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    One of my cats Mia is like this sometimes shes all white so its easy to see on her, i thought maybe when they are hot it shows more as they dont have much fur there anyway. Its just my views on it
     
  4. Pamela

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    As he had a tick on there and scratched it off?
     
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    is he an outdoor cat?? possibley been fighting?
     
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    good point.
     
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    I would have thought it was just a graze as well but he has one on each eyebrow which would mean he had grazed himself twice on either side of his head. Can you put antiseptic cream (germoline) on cats? he has broken the skin slightly as there are tiny scabs.
     
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    He is a free range (cat flap) cat but he spends most of his time indoors and if a cat confronts him he usually runs home as quickly as he can.
     
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    maybe a cats just cought him on the side of his head.
     
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    Sorry will get the knack of multi quotes, we don't live anywhere near any long grass or countryside, can they get ticks from normal lawns?
     
  11. messyhearts

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    Could it be sunburn?

    I know that there tends to be a patch over the eyes of cat that is fairly sparse in fur so it is probably if it is identical over both eyes.
     
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    Im guessing yeah as rabbits can get them if they drop of and a cat comes past they will go on them
     
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    Yes I think you've got it, it quite possibly could be, the fur there is quite thin and he has been sunbathing on the balcony today, can I use aftersun and sun lotion on him? Just checked and it is warm like sunburn.
     
  14. Pamela

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    Doesn't have to be long grass or countryside can be just bushes or a well planted garden.
     
  15. Mieze

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    Hi,
    my cat has showed the same symptoms, it starts over the eyes, then around the mouth and on her backside. She has been diagnosed with an allergy to cat food. I give her hypoallergenic cat food since then, and now she is fine and hasn´t got similar problems ever since.
     
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    I'd talk to your vet. Sun lotion is designed for the pH balance in human skin. I would hate to think it might make it feel worse for him.
     
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    Did it suddenly start with your girl as Syd was fine this morning and he is an incredibly affectionate boy so he gets loads of snuggles and we would have noticed if he had it before.
     
  18. Mieze

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    Yes, I´ve noticed it one evening, and have been sure it wasn't there when I left the house that morning. I've also thought it might have been a scratch (maybe caused from the other cat) but as it didn't heal I was worried and went to my vet. He was pretty sure that it is an allergy, but not quite sure from what. To change the cat food was our first try, and luckily it has worked.
     
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    And the winner is................ Mieze. Syd got much worse last night and started looking sore around the tips of his ears, inside his ears, and around his nose and mouth. The vet says its almost certainly an allergy but its probably to pollen as there is so much around at the moment, so he has had an anti inflamatory injection and he should be feeling better in a couple of days (fingers crossed).
     
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    Poor Syd!!!

    I hope he'll be better soon! But it's good that you (respectively your vet) probably know the reason for his problem, so I hope you can sort it out.

    Liebe Grüße
    Regine
     
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