My kitten had hurt herself and was bleeding in the neck a few days ago. I'm not sure of what caused that but I doubt it may have been bitten or scratched by some other feral cats of street. From few days, she has started to lose hair on the head and now it's almost a bald spot.Her head is swollen also. She isn't eating properly also. I'm worried for the kitten and my family's worried for me. They say it's not safe to keep her at home anymore as she may have developed some contagious disease as one of our old neighbors had died from a cat bite, but I don't want to send her away.

What should I do?

What's the reason for that baldness?

Will even accidental scratch/bite from her cause diseases to humans?

Is that bite/scratch on her neck too serious issue?

Note: There are no veterinary doctors near our place.


you still need to get the cat to a vet to get this diagnosed and treated but not only for your current problem but to get the cat vaccsinated and spayed/neutered.

when you get a cat you take on the responsability of providing all the care a cat need for the next 20 years or more.

your cat do have an inffection and need treatment so it do need a vet,often cats get an abscess after getting bitten and this needs to be emptied and cleaned out by a vet and sometimes the cat need antibiotics after this.

some of the diseases a cat can get can be transmitted to humans like rabies and tetanus and a few others.

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this is how it looks after the abscess have ruptured and this means the danger is mostly over but i still took him to the vet to get it cleaned and flushed out(the cats name is lillepus he is a feral cat i had to put him down to save my other cat as he was not able to adjust to my other cat)so it was not connected to this problem he lived for a year after this.

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  • What initially I thought was a bald spot has turned out to be swollen area on head. Also she was a feral cat whom we adopted after 6 months and it was a tedious and long time process to get her accustomed to human touch – Mueez Siraj Mar 25 '18 at 9:23
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    @MueezSiraj it often look like a bald spot but it is an abscess and it often need to be emptied and cleaned,it can be dangerus for a cat to have these as it might lead to blood poisoning and if this happens the cat might die. – trond hansen Mar 25 '18 at 11:17

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