A 10 year old, male neutered, domestic long hair cat presented for evaluation of progressive hair loss and scabs above his right eye for two weeks duration. The patient is indoor/outdoor and is FIV positive. The owner had noticed the cat scratch the area once or twice with its back paw, but did not think he was particularly uncomfortable.
Sammie (17 MN DSH) has a three-week history of lethargy, anorexia, along with exudate and crusting of both ears, not responsive to topical otic therapy (gentamicin-clotrimazole-betamethasone). The lesions progressed over the past 5 days to involve crusting and pruritus around the chin and rostral muzzle. He has no previous history of skin issues or pruritus. There were no medications or vaccinations administered within 6 months of disease onset.
Felix presented for a 2 year history of progressive hairloss and dry skin. Oatmeal shampoos and itch-reducing medications such as Apoquel® and Cytopoint® were not helpful.
Rufus has a two-month history of licking excessively underneath his tail. The owners have also noted that he strains when defecating, with traces of frank blood noted in his stool. He has no previous history of skin disease or allergies.