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Cpelzel

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Hi,
I need some help. My poor guy, Artie, is itching so so bad. He’s constantly rubbing himself on me, the bed, the sofa, or whatever he can find to scratch on. I just got him last week and haven’t changed his food much except to introduce some freeze dried raw by Stella and Chewy. He came to me with this rash ☹️I will start eliminating things out of his diet to see if that’s the problem but I’m wondering if anyone else had any ideas. Truthfully it was hard to get any pictures as the guy was constantly moving to scratch and lick himself. I head to the vet later this week so I was wondering if there is anything I should mention?

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Sheldon13

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Bless him.

Going out on a limb here...but the way his foot looks it actually reminds me of scabies in humans. I wonder if there is an equivalent in cats?

Typically though these skin issues are allergy first, then yeast, then bacterial (in that order) so I think you are right to work on the diet.


Love and Sphynx ~ It’s all you need
 

pussiette

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I would ask the vet to do a skin scraping / sample. The brown places could be pigmentation.
 

Annejo12

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Could it be your kitty litter? If I don’t use unscented kitty litter my cat gets skin irritation.
 
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