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Q. A stray cat has patches of fur missing on her back & nose looks like skin is peeling, also looks as if it oozes blood, will heal then starts again

Answered By
JESSICA L DESROSIERS

A. Chronic wounds that do not fully heal may indicate a skin issue (such as an infection that isn't clearing up) or even a metabolic issue leading to weakening of the immune system. If you are able to catch the cat, it is best to bring her in for veterinary care to address the issue and provide treatment. If you are unable to catch her or care for her, it may be best to contact your local humane society or animal shelter. Many shelters will have a team that can come out to trap and safely catch the cat, and can then take her in for veterinary care as needed.


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