When i adopted my cat he had a bald spot going down the back of his neck between his shoulder blades. It looks like somebody applied flea stuff and it burned his skin. Has anyone had this happen before. I adopted my cat from the vet and they didnt know what caused the balding. They thought is was a viral infection. Has anyone had this happen before?
hes a male cat 2 yrs old. He had the bald spot when he got to the vet and he was 1 1/2yrs old then. The vet neutered him. He was rescued from a house with 93 other cats and most were placed at the vets.
well it could be stress. I have heard of cats getting bald spots when they are stressed out. I would let him stay in a quiet area and give him lots of love and affection. Did the vet do any testing on him to see if it is ringworm or any other type of fungus?
Ive had Chester, my cat, for 6 monthes now. He has made a 1300 mile car trip with me and my dog. He has moved to three different houses since ive had him and he was attacked by a dog. If it was stress i think he would be completely bald. LOL. The bald spot is a perfect line right where you would apply flea medication on a cat.
Well it could be from a spot on flea medicine but I have never heard of that happening. Maybe he is just extra sensitive to it. If you have had this cat for 6 months and he has had the bald spot all of this time then why are you worried about it now? Have you gotten a second opinion from a vet?
I have had a cat that had a spot just like that caused by Hartz One Spot flea medication. (i think it was Hartz, anyway it was from the grocery store, not the vet) However, the same cat is not allergic to Advantage, the spot on flea treatment that you get at the vet.
it could be from the flea medicine. i have seen 2 animals who were very sensitive to it and where it was applied turned into blisters. is the area pimply or red and crusty?there is another condition cats get where they lose their fur, but their skin is usually red and crusty and sometimes oozy. can't remember the name of it. i hate when i can't think. most cats lose their fur between the back legs and belly from stress. its cause they usually become excessive lickers due to the stress.
It can be flea meds! I saw a cat in my vet that had been treated with Hertz flea and what it real tough shape!! I went with the cheap stuff too and my 2 cats had bald spots too. It has really never come back in all the way and it's been two years. Biospot is the cheapest you can go because cats seem to be very sensitive to the flea meds. Frontline can last up to 3 months for fleas( only 1 month for ticks) so you don't have to give it as often if the cats aren't in a heavy flea infested area.
it could the food he was eating. when my grandparents got their cat from a friend he had some bald spots on his belly and the vet said to change him to a low ash diet cat food. his hair has all grown back in now and he is a healthy little kitty