I recently adopted a two-year-old kitty from the Humane society. I have had her for 4 months. At the time of the adoption, she had a vet check. One thing I noticed at the time was that she seemed extremely anxious and was chewing herself until raw and bloody in several places. The vet took tests and did not determine any medical problems and as time went by, these lesions cleared up. What I am noticing now is that although she is not chewing, she grooms frequently and I have recently noticed an odor that seems to be secreted from her skin. Most especially on blankets/sheets when sleeping. I do not particularly smell this odor on her fur nor breath and her ears are clean. When I researched possible causes, I am concerned it may be diabetes. I thought maybe her skin is just especially dry since she cleanses so often -- maybe she needs a special food or supplement? She is an indoor cat and litter habits are excellent. She is very clean, short hair. Is it best to have blood drawn again to eliminated certain causes before I go another route such as change in food?
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