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BusterTheCat

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Hello. Dunkin has some kind of marks going down his back that I noticed tonight. I'm not sure if they are scratches because the skin isn't cut at all, they are just like raised red lines. It worries me that it's going down his whole back. We do have two other cats but I don't think they would scratch him up like that. Dunkin is usually the one to do the scratching anyway lol. Here's a photo, I can try to get a better one later. It's hard to see that it's all up his back in this one:


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Hello. Dunkin has some kind of marks going down his back that I noticed tonight. I'm not sure if they are scratches because the skin isn't cut at all, they are just like raised red lines. It worries me that it's going down his whole back. We do have two other cats but I don't think they would scratch him up like that. Dunkin is usually the one to do the scratching anyway lol. Here's a photo, I can try to get a better one later. It's hard to see that it's all up his back in this one:


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@BusterTheCat at first I didn't see what you were referring to because I was looking for vertical lines. But now I see horizontal lines. If they are not scratches, then it baffles me what they are. When you touch them, do they feel hard or soft to you? Also, can you get a much closer pic?
 

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Hello. Dunkin has some kind of marks going down his back that I noticed tonight. I'm not sure if they are scratches because the skin isn't cut at all, they are just like raised red lines. It worries me that it's going down his whole back. We do have two other cats but I don't think they would scratch him up like that. Dunkin is usually the one to do the scratching anyway lol. Here's a photo, I can try to get a better one later. It's hard to see that it's all up his back in this one:


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They surely look like scratches, perhaps some rough housing with the other cats, can you get better close up shots?
 

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Looks like scratches to me. Not all scratches break the skin. If you don't have it already, Veterycin spray is great to have on hand. We forget how crazy these kittens get and I use it for scrapes, scratches and many other skin irritations..
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Looks like scratches to me. Not all scratches break the skin. If you don't have it already, Veterycin spray is great to have on hand. We forget how crazy these kittens get and I use it for scrapes, scratches and NY other skin irritations..
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Patti

@Catzzzmeow do you prefer the gel or the liquid? And, Patty, what is "NY skin irritations"? LOL
 

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Looks like scratches to me. Not all scratches break the skin. If you don't have it already, Veterycin spray is great to have on hand. We forget how crazy these kittens get and I use it for scrapes, scratches and NY other skin irritations..
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Patti

Ohh, I think I need to get some of this.
The sphynx boys sometimes rough house...but I think I need to get it for our greyhound Riot. He is such a klutz and is always cutting himself up. Does this help keep the wound clean and heal?
 

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Hello. Dunkin has some kind of marks going down his back that I noticed tonight. I'm not sure if they are scratches because the skin isn't cut at all, they are just like raised red lines. It worries me that it's going down his whole back. We do have two other cats but I don't think they would scratch him up like that. Dunkin is usually the one to do the scratching anyway lol. Here's a photo, I can try to get a better one later. It's hard to see that it's all up his back in this one:


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Hope he heals up quick! Poor guy. <3
 

BusterTheCat

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Thank you everyone for your responses! It really freaked me out because it was all over his back but today I can hardly even see them... Must have been light scratches or something. I'll look into getting that spray!
 

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Thank you everyone for your responses! It really freaked me out because it was all over his back but today I can hardly even see them... Must have been light scratches or something. I'll look into getting that spray!

Happy to hear the scratches are almost gone today.
 

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@GoldHazel lol...I edited it...was supposed to be many. My nails have gotten in the way lately lol. I have used both the liquid and the gel and I have liked the thickness of the gel a bit better. Found both worked well, but the thicker consistency of the gel doesn't spray as crazy as the liquid if that makes sense?

Patti
 

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@BusterTheCat , thank you for the good news update!
And @Nicolemorgan , I keep Vetericyn VF formula ( twice the strength supposedly)
Spray amd hydrogel on hand depending on where and who I am using for :)
I spray it on a flat cotton round and wipe dab in any skin nicks ame have even wiped inside ears
On a flat cotton round on dogs and cats
Perhaps online in your area too
I like its non toxic too -
Vetericyn VF Wound & Skin Care HydroGel Spray for Pets, 16-oz bottle - Chewy.com

The hydrogel is great for dog hot spots etc
I have the Vetericyn VF eyewash on hand too
@GoldHazel , prices vary online but I just get it quick on chewy with my litter amd food
Here Are some choices
Vetericyn - Free Shipping at Chewy.com

Here is the website - they were nice when I called and asked questions too
Vetericyn animal wound & skin care products are safe for all animals
The vet tech loves it for her horses too
 
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@GoldHazel lol...I edited it...was supposed to be many. My nails have gotten in the way lately lol. I have used both the liquid and the gel and I have liked the thickness of the gel a bit better. Found both worked well, but the thicker consistency of the gel doesn't spray as crazy as the liquid if that makes sense?

Patti

@Catzzzmeow, of course, that makes sense. Ok, thanks, I'm going to order the gel today. Good to keep in the house. @Yoda mom always talks about it...so it's time. LOL
 

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@BusterTheCat , thank you for the good news update!
And @Nicolemorgan , I keep Vetericyn VF formula ( twice the strength supposedly)
Spray amd hydrogel on hand depending on where and who I am using for :)
I spray it on a flat cotton round and wipe dab in any skin nicks ame have even wiped inside ears
On a flat cotton round on dogs and cats
Perhaps online in your area too
I like its non toxic too -
Vetericyn VF Wound & Skin Care HydroGel Spray for Pets, 16-oz bottle - Chewy.com

The hydrogel is great for dog hot spots etc
I have the Vetericyn VF eyewash on hand too
@GoldHazel , prices vary online but I just get it quick on chewy with my litter amd food
Here Are some choices
Vetericyn - Free Shipping at Chewy.com

Here is the website - they were nice when I called and asked questions too
Vetericyn animal wound & skin care products are safe for all animals
The vet tech loves it for her horses too

Thank you for the info!! I am going to see if I can find it online or if our vet can order it in for us :)
 

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Vetericyn is great to have on hand. I keep the gel type in my kitty med kit.

As for Dunkin, it looks like he tried to wedge himself somewhere he didn't fit. Poor baby. HUGS to you both. Sending healing vibes.
 
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