How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Michael Salkin Your Own Question
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Vet
Satisfied Customers: 32741
Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
Type Your Vet Question Here...
Dr. Michael Salkin is online now

Cat 5years old not neutered.bald patch either side of tail

This answer was rated:

Cat 5years old not neutered.bald patch either side of tail anus appears inflamed but white.???

Nerys, I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. A bald patch on either side of the tail strongly suggests a flea saliva allergy. Your cat would have denuded those areas by biting at them. Is your cat currently being treated with a flea product? A white anus (or any mucous membranes) would suggest profound anemia. Do his gums and tongue look white to you as well? If not, the white might indicate anal gland secretions. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Dr. Michael Salkin and 2 other Vet Specialists are ready to help you

Thank you for your kind accept. I appreciate it. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience. You can bookmark this page for ease of return.