I noticed a couple of days ago that my cat, James Bond
, had a small furless spot on the bottom of his belly toward his crotch area. Just now he was lounging in my lap and I saw that the spot has gotten bigger, and seems to have a rawer patch in the center (it's not oozing or anything, it just looks like a little scab). He's definitely been licking himself a lot in that general area.
He seems otherwise totally healthy--playful, active, eating, peeing, pooping, etc. I'm pretty sure he doesn't have fleas or anything like that (he's an indoor cat). So is this vet-worthy? Should I watch it and see if it gets any worse? (I'm only working part-time and going to a vet would be a financial strain right now, but obviously I would do it if something seems very wrong.) Is this like separation anxiety or something, b/c I'm working an erratic schedule and sometimes am gone for long hours? If so, how can I cheer him up?
Have any of you experienced this with your cats? I tend to be a hypochondriac and doubly so for my cat, so I'm pretty worried, though he doesn't seem bothered by it. Any advice you all can give would be appreciated.