5th November 2010, 09:06 PM
Hello can someone help me please. I have just introduced a kitten to my older cat, after the initial rejection of the kitten, as expected, hissing and growling, he has really taken to her and they get on great. However I have noticed every time they cuddle up together and he starts licking her all over the face and head, she breaks out in a rash and a nasty looking hot spot that looked bloody and a bit pusy also appeared. I took her to the vet and was prescribed Fusiderm. All cleared up fine but I try my best to stop him licking her and as soon as he does, it breaks out again into another rash and I start again with the Fusiderm.
I have tried using Bitter Apple to deter him, but it doesn't.
Has anyone ever heard of this happening with cats licking one another? Any suggestions as to what I can do to prevent it?
8th January 2011, 12:57 PM
Hello would just like to give an update, I have discovered it was the cat food I was feeding my kitten that caused this problem!!! The problem got worse and one day I found 3 large scabs on her head, of course I was worried sick so another trip to the vet. He couldnt understand it at all and again prescribed Fusiderm.
I just couldn't figure it out and then thought maybe, just maybe she was allergic to the cat food I was feeding. I have since changed her to James Wellbeloved, that was a month ago now and no more scabs and she appears to be thriving.
Just thought I would post for anyone else who may encounter the same experience I have had.
8th January 2011, 01:57 PM
Glad to hear you found out what it was ... better than having to use meds on the kitty over and over again.
And thanks for sharing this useful tip.
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