Dog ate chocolate?

ask a vet

Cat is burnt on belly.

Species: Cat
Breed: Mixed
Age: 5-8 years
My cat seems to have a burnt patch on her belly. I don't know if this is from over-licking or if she actually got burnt. Is there anything I can do to prevent infection and help it heal well?




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

This is a tough question to answer without seeing your cat, but I am wondering if she has something called an eosinophilic plaque. These can happen anywhere on a cat's body but I have seen quite severe ones on a cat's belly.

Most eosinophilic plaques need to be treated with a steroid injection (or sometimes more than one) given by your vet.

If this is indeed a burn (which is not very likely) then she really should see the vet for antibiotics as burns can very easily get nasty infections.

I wish I could advise you on what you could do at home but this sounds like a case where a vet visit is necessary.

Dr. Marie



---This question was asked in our Ask A Vet For Free section.---


Do you have a pet website? Interested in learning more about SEO for Wix?


Check out our dog age calculator and cat age calculator.

Want to receive pet coupons, vet advice and info on new pet products in your inbox?

* indicates required

We'll only send you great stuff, never spam. Unsubscribe any time.

Disclaimer: Although Dr. Marie is a qualified veterinarian, the information found on this site is not meant to replace the advice of your own veterinarian. AskAVetQuestion.com and Dr. Marie do not accept any responsibility for any loss, damage, injury, death, or disease which may arise from reliance on information contained on this site. Do not use information found on this site for diagnosing or treating your pet. Anything you read here is for information only.

Search for similar questions:

ask a vet

Popular questions...

Metacam safety questions. Please can you advise regarding the use of Metacam injection with other drugs? I am... (15930 views)

Gentamycin and deafness? Hope you can help with my question. I have a 11 year old cat named Emma, that has... (6274 views)

Two kittens limping. Yesterday my two indoor 6 month old cats started limping and favoring their dominant... (7237 views)

Cat regurgitating fluid. We have a (female) calico cat who was regurgitating 4 - 5 times per day and not... (10140 views)

Dog pulling hair out of wrist. Well, Looks like there was an infection and he's on zeniquin 100 for 14d now.... (25138 views)

Possible spleen cancer. About 2 wks ago noticed lack of appetite and lethargy. Took her to the vet who said... (11858 views)

Urinating in home. My cat is urinating all over my home. We recently moved into it about 2 months ago.... (8461 views)

Dog hurt her leg. hi my dog trixey is nearly 15.i think she may have hurt her leg because she can't... (7530 views)

Start thryoid medicine? Biscuit has been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism (T4 > 7). He has lost 1 pound... (9169 views)

Risks of liver biopsy? Good morning Dr. Marie! Remember me? From last month with Oreo's bile acid test... (23515 views)

See all questions...

Dr. MarieDr. Marie is a veterinarian who practices in a busy animal hospital in Ottawa, Ontario. She created Ask A Vet Question as a resource for good, accurate veterinary advice online. Dr. Marie treats dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, and rats. She has been a vet since 1999.

Is an online vet visit just as good as a trip to your veterinarian? No! But, many times, asking an online veterinarian a question can help save you money. While Dr. Marie can't officially diagnose your pet or prescribe medications, she can often advise you on whether a vet visit is necessary. You can also ask Dr. Marie for a second opinion on your pet's condition.