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My cat ( Happyfeet) is around 1 - 2 years old and lately he has scratched a big open wound on his neck and he will not stop scratching it. We have tried to wrap it up but he kept pulling the wrap off. Thats not all now he is scratching his ear and there is a red sore on the inside of his ear. I want to take him to the vet but its too expensive. If you have any idea on what to do please help. Thanks

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Hi
difficult to say what the actual cause is as only an examination could do this. it may be ear mites
see here
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It could be an allergy
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or it may due to anxiety or some other parasite
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Hopefully my pages will be able to help you further.

best wishes Kate

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Kate Tilmouth

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I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.

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I run my own cat website at http://www.our-happy-cat.com and have been a dedicated cat owner for over 20 years. I have encountered many different cat problems and situations and feel that i have a good understanding of cats and cat ownership.

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I am a platinum member of Ezinearticles where i write mainly cat related articles.

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Educated to High School level and have since worked for many years in a customer support based environment, gaining vocational qualifications.

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