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Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert
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Experience:  Expert in feline health and behavior. 20 years experience with cats.
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Two of my cats have red sores/bumps on there stomachs with loss of hair. Why

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One of the cats is female and has been licking her stomach and rear bald for about two years now. But there were no sores or bumps. Now she has little bumps on the lower part of her stomach? Now I've noticed my male cat has red sores on his stomach and is licking his stomach alot (not quite bald though). Do you have any idea what could be causing this?

Hi there,



I am so sorry your baby are suffering with this. It sounds like an allergic reaction called Miliary Dermatitis. You can apply plain neosporin three times a day. They can also have a quarter of a tablet of chlor-trimeton every 12 hours. This is sold OTC in drug stores.



Fortunately cats do not get as many skin conditions as dogs so they are much easier to diagnose and treat. They can be allergic reactions, fungus or infection.

Here is the most common with photos:

Stud tail:and feline acne


Miliary Dermatitis:



Hot spots:

Ringworm can be recurrent and is treated with a topical fungicide or a vaccine shot.

miliary dermatitis can come from a food allergy or the bite of even ONE flea.This is treated with one cortesone shot or neosporen it is safe it he licks a bit.

Granuloma is also usually allergic in nature and can be treated cortesone or antibiotics or both.

There is also alopecia which is usually symmetrical and can be self inflicted:

A staph infection is also a possibility and can recur at times when the immune system is weakened temporarily.

Please look at the photos and let me know which best relates to your cats issues and I will be happy to discuss this further with you.



I hope your babies feel better very soon.


Sincerest best wishes,


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