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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-06-2007, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, This is my first time posting to this site. I have a question about my cat. She is a year old tuxedo (named Sunny (nickname Skits) and I have noticed over the last couple of days that she has these areas on her back-first they started like flaky skin that peeled off removing the hair leaving a patch of raw skin underneath. She licks at them a lot but otherwise they don't seem to bother her. I've also noticed that she grooms excessively. Any help?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-06-2007, 11:27 PM
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Sounds like she may be allergic to fleas. Get some Advantage from the vet. Don't try the flea remedies from the grocery store, they are usually ineffective and can sometimes be harmful.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-07-2007, 12:18 AM
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Better yet, take her in to the vet to make sure that's what it is, and get some Advantage, Frontline Plus, or Revolution.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-07-2007, 01:08 AM
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Better yet, take her in to the vet...
Agreed.

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How can you tell if your cat has fleas?
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Is she scratching or biting at herself?
Part her hair and look for active fleas. (belly, rump, back and around hind legs)
Use a flea comb and if you are able to comb out 'dander' and 'stuff' place it on a damp, white paper towel. If some of the 'stuff' makes a red ring on the damp towel, it indicates that is flea-dirt (digested cat blood) and that your cat has fleas.



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Is she scratching or biting at herself?
I see you posted another question about excessive grooming...which I think could fall under this catagory, too, if she is sensitive/allergic to fleas.

I had two kitties sensitive to fleas. One would groom all the fur off his belly. The other would groom the fur off the base of his tail and lower back. Only the second kitty showed signs of fleas, like having little bumps/scabs on his hindquarters where he groomed.



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