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My cat bites at her leg, till it bleeds

catsaremylife
February 10th, 2008, 07:38 PM
My cat chews on her leg, in one area. Removing the hair around this skin tear, she has had this twice now. Its like a scab that doesnt heal, she bites it again before it can.

Can you tell me what to do? or what this is?

luckypenny
February 10th, 2008, 08:30 PM
Sorry catsaremylife, wish I had an answer for you. Have you asked for a vet's opinion yet? I'd be worried about infection if the sore doesn't have a chance to heal :shrug: .

:fingerscr you figure out what's hapenning soon.

growler~GateKeeper
February 10th, 2008, 08:49 PM
sounds like a vet visit is in order, perhaps a skin scraping for mites etc, has she been checked for fleas? some animals have allergies to fleas, or household cleaners - even just sitting on a floor cleaned with something they are allergic to will cause a reaction

you need to determine the reason for the chewing & the best way to start is with a parasite check

rainbow
February 11th, 2008, 02:52 AM
Any sore that doesn't heal needs to be seen by a vet. Good luck and keep us posted. :fingerscr :goodvibes:

krdahmer
February 11th, 2008, 11:05 AM
With my guy that behaviour was allergy related, but only a vet can tell you for sure.