(Closed) Any vets or vet techs out there?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Not a vet tech, but any chance he eats or drinks out of plastic bowls?

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I am a vet tech, but no matter who responds to this, just know that without your cat being one of our patients and actually doing an exam, nobody can diagnose anything online!

I would suggest taking him in for an exam- they can check and make sure it’s not something else, address any other skin issues, and prescribe antibiotics if necessary (some cases can be just severe enough to warrant them/not clear up well on their own).

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper

Aww, sorry about your kitty!

I know you’re just looking for ideas on here, but it looks like he might do well to take an antibiotic because the sores look open and could get infected.  I know cats do NOT want to go to the vet, so good luck!  Hopefully he doesn’t pull a nope. 😉

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

To make the vet’s visit easier, you could leave the kitty crate out for a few days– put some treats in it, feed him dinner in it, let him get used to it?  Then on the day that it’s time to go to the vet, put some wet food in there and trap him! Let the vet assistants take him out of the carrier and put him back in if you’re afraid of getting hurt, they can wrap him in a towel and keep everyone (including him) safe!

Also are you bathing him? You said he “recently had a shower”?  Could he be allergic to a soap?  I generally never bathe my cats– they do a good job on their own! (Unless they get into something really nasty, but I never give them a full bath.)

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would take him to your vet. I can’t diagnose him over the Internet but cats can get akin infections like dogs.. Your vet can look for evidence of parasites, allergies or infections.

Mtrl01, DVM 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@melisslp:  Yes. Skin things are not (generally) life-threatening emergencies. I would avoid touching the area or putting anything on it; if you touch it, wash your hands well in case there is anything contagious.

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