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Non painful scabs under chin and neck, Remmy and kyah. One

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Non painful scabs under chin and neck
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Remmy and kyah. One is 3 one is 7
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about One?
Customer: No other symptoms
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

When did this begin?

Is it happening for both Remmy and Kyah?

Are either on any medications?

Are they wearing collars? flea collars?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I first started noticing it maybe a month or two ago. Yes it's on both. Neither wear a collar. Both strictly indoor cats. Honestly haven't given them any meds recently. Been checking for signs of fleas bit haven't seen anything
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

Can you share pictures of the scabs?

Do you see them scratching?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
At times they scratch but nothing super noticeable
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

Can you share pictures of the scabs?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
My camera phone does not take good photos
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
These are from online but they look very similar
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

It would be a good preventive measure to give them each a dose of flea prevention. These types of scabs can certainly indicate allergic reaction due to flea bites. I would also try giving OTC human antihistamine chlorpheniramine. You can find this in the human pharmacy section. Each cat can receive 1-4mg up to twice daily to help with any itching that may be happening.

I would also consider an exam for the girls as this type of scabbing can be seen with Staph infections. Without having pictures of what you're seeing, it's hard to know precisely what they're experiencing or what needs to happen but antihistamines and flea prevention are certainly a good start. If this doesn't help, it's time to see your vet.