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My cat has bald spots and little sores all over. I used some

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My cat has bald spots and little sores all over. I used some Hartz flea treatment for the back of her neck, and that seems to be the sopt where the sore is biggest, but I think she was losing hair on her hind legs and belly before that.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 8 years ago.
Hi there,

This sounds like Miliary Dermatitis. You can apply plain neosporin to the sores.

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.


Blessings in 09 and always,



Customer: replied 8 years ago.
The pictures of the Miliary Dermatitis look the most similar to what the spots on my cat look like. So, then I would just apply the neosporin to the sores until they heal?
Expert:  Terri replied 8 years ago.
Yes, make sure its plain neosporin and she should be fine.

Kind regards,

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