- Mar 17, 2018
Hi! I’m a little lost and need some help. When my cat was little, I used to bathe her every few days with unscented hypoallergenic pet shampoo and then rub her down in coconut oil and all of that. She’s had rashes in her armpits and on her chest since as long as I can remember. I went to the vet once or twice about it and they gave me a useless ointment that didn’t help. Eventually I started to realize that she didn’t really get dirty that fast at all, and that I was overdoing it so I started to bathe her less. I thought maybe that would help the rashes because maybe I wouldn’t be irritating them. Now I bathe her about once a month, and she doesn’t ever get oily or anything, her skin seems healthy and clean and only eventually gets a little grimey in her armpits and between her toes mostly. Ive been spot cleaning her a lot because I don’t want to irritate the rashes. I also of course clean her ears and eyes and nails and nails frequently I just eased up on the bathing. The rashes don’t seem to bother her at all, she doesn’t seem to notice them (which is weird cause they look painful), but I want to figure it out and fix it. I’ve had her for about 3 years and I’ve experimented with a couple different kinds of litter (using unscented arm and hammer right now). I’ve also used unscented hypoallergenic laundry detergent for most of that time but I’m back using tide now. I’ve always fed her Taste of the Wild trout and smoked salmon flavor cat food because a vet recommended it years ago, I haven’t switched that up. It could be that. I’m just a little confused because her rashes look different than the ones that I’ve seen on here. Anyone seen this kind of rash before? Any helpful suggestions would be very very appreciated. Thanks!!