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Dr. Loretta, Cat Veterinarian
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My cat has a lot of bumps and scabs on his body near his tail

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My cat has a lot of bumps and scabs on his body near his tail and around his neck. It seems that he is constantly licking himself. Do you think that it could be itching him? He quite over weight and I have tried to put him on a diet but with no results. I buy very healthy food for him. I mix dry food with a little wet food twice a day. What am I doing wrong? He is 11 years old and is a mix of Russian Blue and something else. He is quite long and has large paws. I doubt if he will ever be very slim because of his body structure.

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Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 7 years ago.
Hi Dee.

is your guy neutered?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Yes, He is neutered.
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 7 years ago.
Thanks Dee.

I asked this because there is a very common skin problem in neutered cats called Hormone Responsive Alopecia. This is caused by this long term lack of testosterone and responds well to Ovaban which is a hormone replaement. Ask your vet about this. The symptoms you describe are very similar, especially the licking behavior. It would also be good to have your vet examine your guy to be sure this is the case.

he is probably over weight due to this lack of hormones also.

good luck!!
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Thank you so much for this information. None of the vets have mentioned this to me in all the time I have taking him for his exams and my concern for his weight so I do appreciate your timely answer.

Have you been paid yet?

Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 7 years ago.
Good Job, Dee. I have seen the use of Ovaban work wonders on these guys.

yes, I have been paid and thank you very much!!!

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