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I am so sorry your cat is going through this! This sounds like a classic case of eosinophilic granuloma complex. They have itchy bumps/scabs on their body, often around the neck, and they pull out fur and they are miserable. It is an immune condition, they don't really know what causes it. But it is common, and the only treatment is a steroid injection from your vet (depomedrol). If it is not completely resolved two weeks later, you give a second injection. It resolves in every case I have ever seen. Then they have flare ups periodically and need to go back in for another injection. I would try to get in to see your vet today for a depomedrol injection for suspected eosinophilic granuloma complex. Good luck! I have a feeling your kitty is about to get some long-overdue relief.
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