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  • My cat Elsa (yes a boy) has two small bald spots on his back. I looked at it but couldn't see anything. I don't know if he scratched himself on something or if this is more important. He has had them a few weeks. He is an indoor cat, gets revolution treatment every month. My other cat is fine, no marks and she is declawed so not from her. When should I take him to the vet or just let it go to see if it increases/decreases?

    Hi Barbara,
    If the bald spots are still present, I recommend that you take him into see a veterinarian. The spots that you are describing can be caused by a few different things including infection, inflammation, fleas, skin mites, or a more serious underlying medical issue. Your vet can talk to you more about the cause of the bald spots after they have examined him. The may recommend some lab tests to help diagnose or rule out certain diseases. The treatment that he needs will depend on the underlying cause of the bald spots.


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