Hi, I have a cat who is 8 years old. Over the last year he has had this problem where he over grooms himself to the point of cutting himself and bleeding. First it was his back left leg. I took him to the vet and they gave him antibiotics, steroids and let it heal. Then a few months later it happened again, but with his other leg. I took him back to the vet and they did the same thing. Now it has happened a third time, but it’s on his belly now. I took him to a new vet because this other vet seemed to be useless. I was told he was too wild to be checked and needed to come back when he was sedated. So I left, put a cone on him, and waited a week. In that week the cut appeared to heal. It became a yellowish/brownish scab, but it seemed to be matted with his hair and I wasn’t sure if it was healing right so I scheduled another appointment. They gave me an at home sedative to give him before I brought him in. When I brought him in I was told the sedative didn’t work and they were going to give him more sedative to knock him out so they can check it out. Upon coming back to the vet to pick him up they told me they didn’t fully sedate him, but gave him enough to put as close to sedated as possible. Unfortunate my cat is pretty crazy and they still couldn’t see him. The vet said she couldn’t find the cut/scab on his belly so they gave him antibiotics, told me to change his food and buy a wall plug for anxiety to see if that’s the problem. The vet told me to try to rub off the scab with a wet paper towel. Not once did she say to leave the cone on, which by the way was one I had at home. They didn’t even give me one to take home with me. How long will this take to heal and does this scab in the attached picture look like it’s healing normally?