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Help...dying to figure this out

blairism521
February 19th, 2010, 08:27 PM
CAT HAS A LARGE BUMP/SORE ABOVE HER LIP. SHE HAS HAD IT FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS NOW... IT LOOKS LIKE SOME SORT OF HERPES OR SYPHILIS [BUT I KNOW ITS NOT]. IT SEEMS TO BE ITCHY AND SHE RUBS IT ON THINGS THEREFORE MAKING IT BLEED. THEN IT SCABS OVER AND REPEATS THE ITCHING AND BLEEDING. i HAVE NO IDEA.

http://i831.photobucket.com/albums/zz231/amanda521_blair/PiCTURES2225.jpg

cassiek
February 20th, 2010, 12:31 AM
She's had it for two years?! I would take her to a vet ASAP - that's the only way you can for sure receive a proper diagnosis with immediate treatment to follow.

pattymac
February 20th, 2010, 01:14 AM
that looks nasty and sore! 2 years! Get that poor kitty to the vet!!

Tundra_Queen
February 20th, 2010, 03:32 AM
poor kitty. I would take her to the vet and see if they can give u some meds for it. 2 years is a long time for her to have a sore,,,poor thing.

Love4himies
February 20th, 2010, 07:27 AM
It is probably eosinophilic Granuloma Complex. It is normally associated with allergies. My daughter's cat has it and can only eat the hypoallergenic canned food from the vet's office. Others have been able to change their cat's food to a quality canned and had success in keeping it at bay.

Another common cause is flea allergies.

I agree with the others, this cat needs to see a vet.

http://www.vet.uga.edu/VPP/CLERK/Starnes/index.php