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I have a Main Coon 8 year old female cat. She keeps developing a rash on her stomach and I have to use tritop as well as an oral antibiotic to clear it up. Is there anyway that I can find out just what is causing this ? My Vet suggested that it was a bacterial rash. She is mostly an indoor cat, it seems to get worse in the summer. I can't help but wonder if she has some type of allergy going on also.
If it is only on her stomach...is it only on the area with thin hair on the lower part?
If so we need to consider a contact allergen.
Thank you for your response.
It appears in that thin area, then when she is constantly at it, it appears to spread. I looked closely and it seems to have a white nodual on the little bumps. The topical cream and the antibiotic clears it up, however, I don't want to have her on an oral antibiotic all the time. She could develope a resistance to the medicine or other medical problems from it.
You might want to consider keeping a cream, or even antibacterial spray around (although she wont like the spray)...just on the belly can be contact from anything from cat litter fragrance to detergent on the bedding...
It may be easier to just stay with topical, I agree oral antibiotics should be reserved for more serious application.
No problem. You could try benadry or cortisone cream and see if it helps...it will if it is allergy driven.