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Old 02-11-2009, 02:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What are the little bumps in my cats' fur?

One of our 4 cats, just one, has these little bumps in her fur. The are about the size of a piece of sand, and come out when I comb her with the 'furminator'. You can feel them when you pet her.

I comb them out, and then they come back.

We had not treated the cats with any flea meds all winter, but I did see a flea on her the other day, so they all got a dose of Advantage a few days ago. I was wondering if somehow the bumps were connected to the fleas? I combed a bunch of bumps out today, but hadn't combed them out BEFORE I put advantage on either.
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I can't think of anything associated with fleas that would be that large. Does she go outside? It could just be sand. Or if you live in a snowy climate and are bringing sand in on your shoes. Cats like to roll around in any kind of dirt.
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What does it look like when you brush them out?

Mines will occasionaly get small bump type scabs (from scratches or maybe bites) that I can only assume are from when they get in tussels with each other.
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Sundance gets little bumps which is an allergic reaction.
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Is it dander?
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