View Full Version : My Cat has bumps and scabs all over her neck. What should I do ?

Dec 13, 2011, 11:35 AM
I love my cat Wee Wee and recently she has been getting bumps and scabs all over her neck and some on her head and we are really worried. We have another cat called Bee but none of this has happened to her. My dad says it might be tics but we tried brushing her and she wouldn't let us. I love my cat so much so please could you answer as soon as possible so we can get the help she needs.

Dec 13, 2011, 12:29 PM
Weebee, is she an outdoor cat as well as indoor? Is she spayed? They sound like wounds of some kind and you should really take her to a vet.

Jan 6, 2012, 06:31 PM
Weebee, are the scabs on her neck just below her ears? If so, check her ears for ear mites. This is a thick brown mucus build up that will have a sour smell. This could be draining out of her ears causing her to itch and scratch. If you can't get her to hold still, grab her by the nape of the neck (the skin on the back of the neck). This releases natural endorphins that sends animals into a relaxed state, just like when their mothers carried them around when they were little. Is there a chance that she has been mating? Male cats will bite the female on the neck to get her to hold still while copulating. In any case, please wash your hands after touching the bumps and scabs as a precaution.

Jan 6, 2012, 08:18 PM
Will she let you check for fleas? Some cats are highly allergic to fleas and the head and neck area are usually always affected.
Could be ear mites but the only way to know that for certain is to have a look under the microscope, if there is black goo in her ears it would have an almost crumbly constincency if ear mites, more moist if it were infection of some sort.
Fight wounds are also possible but would be more spaced out unless someone really chewed on her.
If small very closely spaced scabs like rough grit sandpaper maybe fleas or allgergic skin disease.