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Cat Keeps Scratching a Sore

I have a kitten that I found. When I found her she had a little spot about the size of a dime maybe smaller. She has been itching it and now it is way bigger with blood and puss. I have been putting peroxide on it and cleaning it out, also have been putting Polysporin on it but it is not healing.


It is in a spot where I cannot put a cone around her neck. I will get it to the point where it is healing or scabbing up and then she will itch at it again and it will become a bloody mess again. Any ideas?

Anne from Cincinnati, OH


Kitten Keeps Scratching a Sore

It sounds like a warble. You need to take her to the vet. Cats are bad about getting them and they are usually on their necks. (10/10/2008)

By cora-sue

Kitten Keeps Scratching a Sore

It's great that she's found a good home! You should seriously consider a visit to the vet-not only could the area get infected (which the pus indicates), she could have a mange mites infestation or a skin disease that requires a bit more than you can do at home.

I found a cat 2 years ago that was covered with sores and bald patches. It took 2 rounds of shots to eradicate the mites she was infected with, plus surgery to remove a patch of skin that she'd scratched and chewed at till it had nerve damage. Now she is has beautiful silky fur and seems quite happy not to be constantly scratching herself!

At any rate, go to the vet! (And please, discuss spaying your cat with the vet.) If you feel it is expensive, you might contact your local shelter/humane society to find veterinarians that charge lower prices for their services. Some humane societies offer coupons for some vet services. Some vets will trade goods and services-I used to own a video store, and my vet had small kids who liked movies. Worked out great for us both till his kids grew up and left home! (10/10/2008)

By kmcd

Kitten Keeps Scratching a Sore

What about the stuff that you use to break a thumb sucker. You can buy it at Wal-mart or any pharmacy. Hope this helps. ~Janette~ (10/13/2008)

By ashleybunkin


Kitten Keeps Scratching a Sore

Take her to a vet as soon as you can. Using medication made for humans is not a good idea to use on animals without first researching on the internet (or asking a vet). Many are toxic to our animal friends. (10/13/2008)

By Maryeileen

Kitten Keeps Scratching a Sore

Another possibility is that she could have allergies. That is what ended up being my cat's problem. Either way, I agree that you should get her to the vet. My cat needed allergy shots! (10/13/2008)

By dellajo

Kitten Keeps Scratching a Sore

A warble is a welt that has a large larva inside it, with a breathing hole to the outside. Just so you know. Your vet will help you know when to administer parasiticides, because my cow had those and I gave her medicines at the wrong time and the larvae died there. The vet said I should have let that batch fly away and then prevent the next batch. I had to rip out those big dead larvae myself, one by one. Sorry for the gross message, guess it's a roundabout way of saying 'your kitty needs her vet'. (10/13/2008)

By kimhis

Kitten Keeps Scratching a Sore

You need to take the kitten to a vet. (10/13/2008)

By ThriftyUser

Kitten Keeps Scratching a Sore

You can buy a liquid spray bandage to help keep things out of it while it heals. This also contains a small pain reliever so it will stop some of the babies scratching. (10/14/2008)

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