Just when I think everything is good, something else happens. Last week I noticed some little scabs on my cat Abby's neck. I thought it was from the kitten Hanna - she likes to hide and ambush Abby. Bo had a little spot too, so I figured it was from the kitten.
But Abby's scabs have spread, along her back and a little down her shoulder. She doesn't seem to be itchy, but if I dig my fingers into her fur, I can feel the spots.
I don't think it's fleas, I haven't seen any (and it would be easy to see with Bo - he's white) and my vet did a thorough check when I had her at the vet in September. We don't usually have a flea problem, the cats stay indoors. In all the years I have had pets, I have only had fleas once, and that was an indoor/outdoor cat.
So Abby has a vet appt. on Friday. Bo has it, but not bad, and Hanna has nothing.
Anyone have any ideas? I also thought maybe it was from the little bit of kitten chow I mixed into the adult cats' dry food (I had a little left in the bag, I didn't want to throw it), it was IAMs and my adults only eat Science diet - but I don't know if that little bit would trigger something like this.
I dread this, because 1. Abby is hard to take to the vet. I have to take one of the dogs to get his teeth cleaned that morning too - at the same time. I need a sedative, for me. and 2. Abby is really, really hard to give meds to. She spits pills back out, and when I give her liquids she foams at the mouth - and most of the liquids come back up. When she had problems with asthma, the vet gave her a shot instead because I couldn't get any medicine in her. I can't hide medicines in food, because the only thing she will eat is her dry cat food. She won't eat canned, and turns her nose up at anything - even tuna and turkey.