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My 3 year old ginger tom cat started 2 years ago to have lesions that started to appear on his nose, which now cover his whole nose, as well as his upper tail. He sits licking and biting the sores all the time, until they bleed. I thought it was some type of skin cancer but was told it was not. I have salved the gel of aloe Vera onto the sores, as well as Vaseline petroleum jelly.

Do you have any idea why he keeps scratching and biting himself, please?



Smartliving Guest asked this
January 31, 2010 at 12:36 PM



Dear Sandra,

In cats some skin issues are do to allergies or hormonal problems. To start with I would use Derma-IonX to help cleanse the cells and stimulate healing. You may use it either internally adding it to food or water or topically by applying it to the affected skin taking care to keep it out of the eyes. In addition to that, I would switch his food to a grain-free diet and give him a high quality fish oil supplement. Also, check for any signs for fleas; let us know if you see any dark specks in the coat indicating they were there. If you haven't had a fecal sample checked recently, bring one in to your veterinarian for microscopic examination. Sometimes worming the cat has made a big difference in the pet's skin and coat. Please let us know what the response is to the Derma-IonX and if we can help you any further.

Best wishes,
Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
February 1, 2010 at 12:36 PM
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