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Q. Hi, my cat has a rash in between the eye and the ear on its head. The rash seems to be getting worse and the hair hair fallen out on the rash.

A. Your kitty may have a food allergy or be infested with mites. This needs to be examined by a veterinarian. In case of a food allergy hypoallergenic food will often help significantly, and if it is a mite infection, a few injections with a miticide will usually take care of it. Mite infections (especially scabies) can be transmitted to humans, so it is important to have this checked out by the vet.

Answered By
DR. ANDREA M. BRODIE, DVM

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