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What can I use to cure an open sore/rash on my cats bacj?

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July 2 at 8:22 PM

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In the warm months you need to be on the look out for bots or maggots that can burrow into the skin. Fleas and ticks can also irritate the skin. Cats can be difficult to treat so it would be wise to see your veterinarian to get a diagnosis and get the area cleaned. I use hydrogen peroxide to clean the skin but you need an experienced person holding the cat so no one becomes injured. DERMA-IONX has been helpful in feline dermatitis and aids healing. As for dosing the DERMA-IONX, I prefer to give a 10 drops onto some canned food twice daily at breakfast and supper. After there is some improvement I switch to a whole dose one a day. I also give probiotics, and Omega 3,6,9. Vetionx carries all of these. If your water contains chlorine, give filtered water instead. According to Chinese food therapy, choosing a cooling cat food that uses fish or turkey as the protein source should be helpful. I would look for a grain free version.

  I would also suggest  that your cat be checked for internal parasites(with a stool sample)  if it hasn't been done recently.  Worms have a negative impact on the skin and coat. 

Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
July 3 at 12:00 AM
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