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Why does my cat have bald patches above his eyes?

Why does my cat have bald patches above his eyes?

It is always so important to keep tabs on any new-onset symptoms or changes in your pet. “Bald patches above your cat’s eyes can be caused by a few things,” says world-renowned integrative veterinarian Carol Osborne, DVM, at Chagrin Falls Pet Clinic, and creator of PAAWS: Pet Anti-Aging Wellness System for dogs and cats.

What causes skin oozing and crusting on cats?

Demodicosis is a condition caused by mites. It causes feline skin lesions that ooze and crust over and also causes hair loss. This may occur in one small area or may occur all over the body. To diagnose demodicosis , you vet will do a scraping of the affected skin and examine it under a microscope.

Why does my cat have a scratch in his eye?

Winking or holding the eye closed: This is not normal and is a sign the cat has pain in that eye or is uncomfortable. This could be the result of trauma (a scratch to the eye) infection, increased pressure within the eye, a foreign body trapped under the eyelids, or inflammation within the eye. [2]

What should I do if my cat has crusty patches around his ears?

At times, ringworm may cause crusty patches around your cat’s ears and other affected regions of the body. If your cat has a severe case of ringworm, your vet may administer an antifungal treatment. The antifungal is commonly in the form of a topical cream (Itraconazole) or an oral pill (Griseofulvin).

What does it mean when your cats eyes are crusty?

You’ll also commonly find crust formation around your cat’s eyes. This indicates dried eye discharge. A small amount of crust from time to time is usually normal. However, if you notice large amounts of crusty matter, then you can assume there was a large amount of discharge or mucus, which typically indicates the presence of eye problems.

What to do if your cat has bald patches above his eyes?

“Older cats can get ringworm too, so if you notice your cat is suddenly showing signs of balding above their eyes, then it’s time for a vet visit to get a definitive diagnosis.” For further information on bald patches in your cat or other feline related health issues, you can reach Dr. Osborne’s clinic at (866)-372-2765.

What to do about cysts on your cat’s skin?

Cat skin cysts – these are usually benign (non-cancerous) lumps under the skin that can be found anywhere on your cats body. Feline cysts are often drained and removed if they are making a cat uncomfortable. Secondary complications include infection.

What does scaly skin look like on cats?

Scaly skin often looks like dandruff, but can also consist of larger flakes that can be seen through your cat’s hair. If you notice your cat excessively licking or scratching certain areas of his body, check to see if you spot any signs of scaly skin.