Red sore on kittens neck - advice would be appreciated!

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Red sore on kittens neck - advice would be appreciated!

Post by natashap1996_ » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:07 pm

I have had my two kittens for three weeks now. Yesterday I realised that they both have fleas so booked a vet appointment for Friday (two days away). However tonight when I got home I found a sore on one of the kittens neck/shoulder, it is circular in shape, wet looking, hairless and very red/pink (photo attached - sorry if anyone is queezy). It doesn't look like a cut, but more like a layer of skin is just gone. I've never seen anything like it! I naturally looked up the symptoms online and found some articles saying that it could be a reaction to a flea bite (which would make sense because he does have fleas) but I just don't know whether I can wait to show the vet on Friday or whether I should go tomorrow as a matter of urgency.

If anyone has had a similar situation and could shed some light on this, it would be much appreciated!
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Re: Red sore on kittens neck - advice would be appreciated!

Post by Kay » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:50 pm

has he had an injection in that place, by any chance? I had a cat who developed a very similar bare sore spot when immunised

bathe it with salty water if it looks mucky, but otherwise I wouldn't think you need worry before the Friday vet visit, unless he seems to be ill or in pain

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Re: Red sore on kittens neck - advice would be appreciated!

Post by fjm » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:59 am

Pippin gets something similar from contact with surgical spirit or flea spot on treatments. I used hypercal ointment which helped it to heal, and avoid the things he is allergic to. I would watch it, but I agree that it doesn't look like an emergency.

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