I noticed lately that Baron has been scratching a lot but Maverick has never had fleas and neither has baron. He is a long haired Himalayan and I checked his fur and didnt see any fleas. The other day I checked his back while petting him and noticed he had a few scabs in a patch on his lower back and it was worrying me. Today i saw that one of the scabby patches has been licked and looks raw..ill try to get a pic of it if ican be he isnt cooperative much. I read up on mange because i was worried but it didnt present around the head and ears and he has no hair loss as the articles i read suggested he would if it was mange. I am wondering if maybe he scratched himself to this point? is that possible? He will never allow anyone to cut his nails and has long claws but i didnt think he could do that to himself. He has a vet appointment coming up for rabies and yearly shots in a couple of weeks but im just wondering what i should do. I should mention that he is just himself eating and being lazy and hitting Maverick occasionally.