My cat needs help I think (serious thread)

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  1. Noctosphere
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    Noctosphere Adoptive father of my kitty named Zelda

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    Hello
    So yea, kitty Zelda needs help I think
    You see, I noticed few days ago that Zelda's fur was all gone under her mouth
    I also noticed that she is scratching that same zone a lot...
    I put polysporin on this spot about twice a day
    But she keeps scratching
    I'm trying to stop her when she does, but hey, I'm not close to her 24/7

    Does anyone have any trick to stop itchy skin?
    thanks
     
  2. FAST6191

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    Go see a vet. There are any number of conditions that can cause fur loss (everything from parasites to skin irritation to your cat being fucked in the head) and if you don't know what you are looking for (which appears to be the case here) then you are not going to be able to sort it by yourself.
     
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  3. H1B1Esquire

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    Earth, bro-dude.
  4. Aldoria

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    My cat was loosing fur and getting very skinny because she was eating lizard, we gave her some special food and found a way to stop make her eat lizard and now she's pretty fat and fine
     
  5. Noctosphere
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    Noctosphere Adoptive father of my kitty named Zelda

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    yea... well... Zelda is an inside cat
    I highly doubt she eats birds or lizard :P
    hahaha maybe :P
    I cant really afford veterinarian
     
  6. Aldoria

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    Oh, I'm sorry.. :/ Maybe try to register on cat-specific website to get better answers ?
     
  7. FAST6191

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    There are commonly charity or charity assistance vets in most places I have ever been, and I don't imagine wherever you are at in Canada is all that much different.

    Otherwise "can't really" sounds to me like you could but it would be a burden so suck it up. You own a pet and this is part of that.

    More internet forums is not going to help here. The internet is wonderful for diagnosing problems with software and hardware. It is rather less good at guiding you through skin scrapings, blood sampling and culturing and even basic examination is tricky.
     
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    If this is a serious thread why is it in eof and not off-topic?
     
  9. cracker

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    Wash her bowls since bacteria can cause this problem. If they are plastic, you should change them to stainless because it is harder for becteria to grow. Prednisone or a topical steroid is usually what a vet would try her on for itching. I don't think it would be a response to stress because the main targets would be the upper front legs.
     
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    Anyone else cut there cat with a butcher knife like this guy?
     
  12. kenenthk

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    https://thecatsite.com/ Highly recommended site for cat help. Call me an asshole but if you take a pet in your home and cant afford to care for it in situations like these then you need think about working extra hours The average cost for a check up is $55 in most places.
     
  13. Noctosphere
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    Noctosphere Adoptive father of my kitty named Zelda

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    Well, honnestly, it isnt really me
    It's more like mom who told me that veterinarian are... fraud... well... kinda...
    She told me that if i go there, theyll find tons of new problem and tell me "If you want the best for your cat, spend money here"
    Mom always told me that, so... you see...
    thats why...
     
  14. FAST6191

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    I am sure there are pushy and fraudulent vets out there, mainly as there are pushy and fraudulent members of every profession.

    It is however a profession and you can find reviews of such things. Do that.

    Equally do what cracker said and wash the bowls up if you don't otherwise do it. I always fed mine wet food so you do it by default but thinking about it I have seen people not go there if they opt for dry food, this despite it being not terribly different on the hygiene front.
     
  15. Noctosphere
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    Noctosphere Adoptive father of my kitty named Zelda

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    well, I havent washed her food bowl for a while its true
    But it's dry food, its not like it would attract bacrteria, right?
    As for water, she goes to the sink on her own

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    I put polysporin on her neck, do you think it could be enough?
     
  16. FAST6191

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    A substance containing all the essential components of food for life forms, oils, fats, proteins, carbohydrates, combines with a nice bit of saliva (better yet a cat saliva http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/cats-infection-bites-hospital-doctor-medicine-1.3880880 ) in a warm environment.
    Actually likely to be so sterile I might as well operate there.

    Less sarcastically as a general rule with household animals then if you would not do the equivalent with your stuff, or leave said symptoms untreated then don't do it with them. Most animals are a bit more hardy than humans but not by as much as people think.
     
  17. kenenthk

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    Well that's why we google places and read reviews.
     
  18. Noctosphere
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    Noctosphere Adoptive father of my kitty named Zelda

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    well, I put polysporin on her neck once a day for a couple of week
    Fur is growing back there, I guess she feels better now :)
     
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