Q. What would make a cats skin feel like sand & he bites & pulls his hair out? He's a stray I've been feeding.
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA
A. This sound like miliary dermatitis, a response to allergies and fleas. Try quality flea treatment may help but he may need steroids
A. He may be dirty or have parasites. If possible, bring him indoors. Check him for fleas and flea dirt. If you are able to bathe him safely, do so and see if his condition improves. If not, place an e-collar on him to prevent further chewing and have him seen by a vet.