Ragdoll Cat Skin Scabs
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My 5 year-old Ragdoll cat has developed skin scabs that appear all over, especially the neck area. They get better when flea treatment is applied, but return after 2-3 weeks - too soon to re-apply flea treatment, according to instructions.
Has anyone had experience with this situation and knows a solution?
Update: please read the comments for suggestions. There is one nice comment at the base of the page. Coconut oil was used with success. If the scabs are caused by an allergy (causing itching and sratching) removing the allergen will remove the scabs in due course.
I have tried everything to help get rid of the skin problems on my 4 yr old ragdoll. She ended up needing a cortisone shot for her allergies but it didn’t help with the skin problem. Finally I decided to try coconut oil that is good for the skin and hair, or in this case fur. I used it twice in a one week period and used a flea comb to comb it through her fur around the head and neck. Then used a brush to brush it through the rest of her fur. The scabs have not come back on her head and neck in two week time. She is eating better and looking better.
Many thanks for your very useful information. I hope it will help many visitors. The best ” cure” is to figure out why the allergy exists and to remove the allergen. Thanks again.
MY CAT WAS DIAGNOSED FOR STAFF INFECTION WHERE SHE GOT I , I HAVE NO IDEA SHE HAS SEVER SCAPS EVERY PART OF HER BODY ANTIBIOTICS NOT WORKING AND A STERIOD SHOT ISN’T HELPING ANY SUGGESTIONS?? PLEASE HELP.
My cat has scabs that when they fall off trun into open cuts please help I don’t know what to do it is really bad I’m taking her to the vet but what dose she have
Quite a few diseases can cause scabs and often they can be caused by the cat himself scratching an irritated skin. The underlying condition will be a skin condition such as an allergy (for example a flea bite allergy) or the presence of a skin parasite. The vet is the person to diagnose and good luck.
My cat has skin scabs,have used flea products,sprays powders and carpet treatments.none of which have helped .I have not found any fleas ,and our two dogs do not have any.could you please give me suggestions as to what else may be the cause,and cure.thankyou so much.
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