My 5 year old male tabby, long haired cat chews on his soft belly area near back legs. He chews on his skin until it is blistered and very red. I use Tomlyn's Allercaine Spray on him and its dries it up overnight. He will leave it alone for as much as a week, and then does it again. It reminds me of a dog's hot spots. It will totally cleared up, and he will start chewing again. Can you please tell me what causes this? It is frustrating to me, and I am sure to him. If I don't treat it, he will just continue chewing on himself and the areas just grows larger. HELP, HELP Many thanks in advance.
This can be fustrating for vets as well. This could be a medical problem such as an allergy, mite, autoimmune disease. This could also be a behavioral problem such as anxiety and OCD. I usually treat this with steroids. Good luck, vetcare