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February 16th, 2008, 12:48 PM
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My poor little kitty Pepper is covered in scabs on her neck and head, you can't really see them but you can def feel them. Of course once they start to heal she scratches and put's them back to square one. I'm unsure how she is getting them, she has always had them but I noticed lately they have become worse. I was thinking the other cat was attacking her but I am not sure. I was wondering if there is anything I can use to cure this? Get rid of the scabs?

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February 16th, 2008, 01:01 PM
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You can't shouldn't and don't want to get rid of the scabs, they are a natural and healthy healing process. What you DO need to do is figure out WHY they are there. Until they completely heal you may want to get her an E-collar so that she doesn't scratch at them and reopen them which will just start the problem all over again. Does she have fleas? Mites? As you mentioned is she fighting with the other cat? Have you taken her to the vet to make sure everything is medically sound? These are the things I can thin of off the top of my head.
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February 17th, 2008, 11:25 AM
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You can't shouldn't and don't want to get rid of the scabs, they are a natural and healthy healing process. What you DO need to do is figure out WHY they are there. Until they completely heal you may want to get her an E-collar so that she doesn't scratch at them and reopen them which will just start the problem all over again. Does she have fleas? Mites? As you mentioned is she fighting with the other cat? Have you taken her to the vet to make sure everything is medically sound? These are the things I can thin of off the top of my head.[/b]


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February 18th, 2008, 03:59 PM
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Yep, at all her check ups she is perfectly healthy. She is flea and mite free. I don't actually know if the other cat could cause these scabs. Both cats are declawed. I suppose she can use her back paws though but I never even see them around each other much either. I will look into gettint a collar, thanx.
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Yep, at all her check ups she is perfectly healthy. She is flea and mite free. I don't actually know if the other cat could cause these scabs. Both cats are declawed. I suppose she can use her back paws though but I never even see them around each other much either. I will look into gettint a collar, thanx.[/b]
TEETH more so than claws typically do more damage. My dog has scratches (that look like cat scratches) on his neck, muzzle, etc from playing with the other dog. His head looks like he's a fight dog the poor thing, because they play so much and use their mouths.
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February 18th, 2008, 05:11 PM
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Yep, at all her check ups she is perfectly healthy. She is flea and mite free. I don't actually know if the other cat could cause these scabs. Both cats are declawed. I suppose she can use her back paws though but I never even see them around each other much either. I will look into gettint a collar, thanx.[/b]
TEETH more so than claws typically do more damage. [/b]
I agree. The scabs my cats have had on their necks in the past were from teeth, not claws...
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February 18th, 2008, 06:37 PM
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Tevye always had those scabs. They were due to him scratching himself. He was longhaired and had severly dry skin. We started using an oatmeal bath for dry sensitive skin, til the scabs healed and afterwards we used a moisturizing shampoo on him and he had no problems after that.
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