She has what is likely a food allergy. The vet says that as long as she seems to ignore it, we can too. It's basically something like kitty acne, annoying and unsightly, but not life-threatening. If we want to confirm for sure, we can try a prescription food, but they were out of it, so I'm going to talk to mom about switching to another brand, maybe one of the higher quality store brands, before we use a vet food.
I checked, and we did recently get new food for the cats, so that makes sense. Since we feed the outside cats too, mom tends to go for the stuff that comes in bulk, and I'm thinking that something higher quality might be a good idea for our indoor cats who can't opt to go catch a mouse.
*remembers old accounts password, starts to browse* @_@
That sounds familiar. The good thing about inside cats in this situation is that they don't need to eat as much as the outdoor ones, since they live in climate controlled environments, don't need to flee predators and have less exposure to potential parasites. Finding a different brand, slightly better, will probably work out fine. :3
For me, it is the pillow I am laying on, which has light blue, tan, soft faded pumpkin orange, kind of a faded green, and faded plum stripes. Al of the colors are sort of faded looking and soft, and it is a lovely warm flannel.
Not scientific, since we never pinned down exactly what was causing the reactions in our cats, but: This causes no known problems with oldladycat and rescuekitty. Oldladycat was overgrooming bare patches when on this. Eyebrow-eater is more sensitive. She threw up and had many skin irritations like your kittie's and others on her neck when on the above Naturals, so the vet said find the lowest fat food, and this causes her no problems, though sometimes she gets the same irritations all over and we don't know whether it the food or some infrequent environmental allergy. XP