Cheeky is excessively licking the base of his spine
In 2007 my cat Cheeky was an outdoor cat. He got into a fight and had a nasty bite and also developed a bald patch at the base of his spine right next to his tail. He was diagnosed with flea bite allergy and had a course of steroids. We moved home at the end of 2007 and since then, much to his annoyance, he is an indoor cat but I do take him outdoors on a lead. A couple of times a year he starts licking and gnawing at the base of his spine and he is almost bald. Since he has been an indoor cat he has also had a lot of problems with his anal glands blocking and needing expelled at least 4 times a year or more. I do not know if the anal glands and the licking are related. Has anyone else had any problem like this?
Cheeky - flea bite allergy
Your cat sounds exactly the same as Cheeky. Vets have seen him and have said it is probably some kind of allergy that recurs due to his previous flea bite allergy and has made him sensitive.
As for uploading picture of Cheeky - I'm not sure how to lol.
Thanks for all the replies