I brought home two adorable cats from the shelter two weeks ago. The female, Ana, is about 9 months; the male, Professor Paws, about two years.
Unfortunately Professor Paws just started scratching himself and has created a bald spot on his back. I suspect ringworm but of course that's not the only possibility. Unfortunately, these things always seem to happen on a Friday night. Since I don't think this is an emergency, I'll take both of them to the vet on Monday. But is there anything I can do to make him more comfortable in the meantime? I was thinking that a small amount of coconut or olive oil might ease the itching. Of course, it would need to be something that's safe if he licks it.
Update: Turns out my vet is open on Saturday, so I took both cats in for a check-up. The vet thinks the Professor might have a flea allergy, and putting anything on it would probably just get licked off. Even though he had a flea treatment two weeks ago at the place I adopted him from, my vet gave him an extra treatment, plus antibiotics and something else I forgot and cant read the name of.