The spots in front of his ears, those little triangles of less hair, are scratched and bleeding a bit. He's not scratching constantly, in fact since I noticed it he's only scratched twice and then only gingerly. There's no flea gunk or mites that I can see and my other cat is fine.
So before he goes to the vet: any idea what this is? Could it just be dry skin? Can I put hand lotion on these spots or anti-bacterial ointment? Will that give him any relief and is it even safe to do?