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Old June 28th, 2008, 11:47 AM
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licking a sore spot

a couple of months ago our cat licked the back of his neck so much that they had to do a biopsy, since the op he had a sock over it to stop him getting at it, we removed it about 2 and a half months ago, yesterday we noticd it was red in the same area, so sock time again, but we dont want to keep it on is there a gel or something we can treat it with that would stop him licking it?
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Old June 28th, 2008, 12:03 PM
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What did the vet say it was? Perhaps it should be looked at again if it's bothering him?
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Old June 28th, 2008, 12:05 PM
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they couldnt figure it out, we are edging toward allergies
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Old June 28th, 2008, 12:11 PM
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I think your best bet would be to have it looked at again. Perhaps allergy tests or a second opinion? You could always use the sock again but I'd be a little concerned as to what the cause of the sore spot is.

Many knowledgable cat owners here (unfortunately I'm not one of them ). Someone will come along soon to give you some other ideas, I'm sure.
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Old June 29th, 2008, 03:32 AM
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Did the vet do a skin scraping to check for mites/fungal/bacterial infection?

Have you ever applied flea control in that area?

Was the cat given the vaccine shot in that area?

Ask the vet for a comprensive plan to rule out all allergy possiblilites, the most common being food, environmental, grass/pollen, fleas

Is your cat Indoor only? Indoor/outdoor?

You mention this happened a couple of months ago, did it ever happen before that?
What are you currently feeding your cat?
Have you found any evidence of fleas?
Had you changed laundry soap, floor cleaners around that time?

What has the vet used to treat the wound? Has he had a Cortisone shot? How effective was any of the treatments used? Did it disappear completely?
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