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our cat has small scabs/bumps all over his body... neck/ back

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our cat has small scabs/bumps all over his body... neck/ back and I am guessing they are itchy by his behavior.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Jenn replied 5 years ago.

Dr. Jenn :

HI there

Customer:

are you there?

Dr. Jenn :

This sounds like a skin infection secondary to an allergy. He could have an allergy to 1 flea bite or even something in the environment like pollen . Your baby will need a round of antibiotics to resolve the bumps and possibly a sterois shot to stop the reaction. IN the meantime you can give him Benadryl. What does he weigh?

Customer:

1 sec will wiegh him

Customer:

11 pounds

Dr. Jenn :

you can give 1/2 tablet of Benadryl 25mg by mouth every 12 hours until you get him to your vet for further treatment. Be sure to wash your hands JUST IN CASE he could have a mite or ringworm.

Customer:

ok. Thank you very much!!

Dr. Jenn :

It should help wit the itching.

Customer:

I appreciate your help!! and so does Borris...poor fella

Dr. Jenn :

If you have any further questions just let me know.

Customer:

have a good day

Dr. Jenn and 3 other Cat Veterinary Specialists are ready to help you
Expert:  Dr. Jenn replied 5 years ago.
Thanks you too.