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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-27-2015, 01:09 AM Thread Starter
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Could the collar be making her itch?

I got a second dosage of the flea treatment from the vet and put it on her as I noticed she was scratching, but I put the treatment on around 10:00 am Tuesday and it is now 10:00 pm Wednesday and she is scratching around her neck still. It isn't constant, but it makes me wonder if the collar could be making her itch or the fleas suddenly are immune?
I haven't actually seen fleas since the beginning of the month right after her first treatment. I thought I saw one last week which is why I got another dose. I took the collar off before applying the treatment and left it off until later than night.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-27-2015, 01:46 AM
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Is it a flea collar??

If it's a regular collar it can still make them itch, especially if she's not used to wearing one yet or if she has sensitive skin.

I got Doran a new collar a few years ago that itched him so badly he scratched a naked spot where it sat under his chin. when I noticed it was red and inflamed I took the collar off and treated the irritated spot with polysporin for a few days...then got him a different collar.

Check for redness where you applied the meds and on the skin under the collar. If it looks fine then wait a day and check again. If it's a new collar or if she's not used to wearing one yet that's probably why she's bugging it.
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It is a regular collar and I got it on Sunday, so she's only had it for four days. I left it just a little bit loose since she's growing and I'll keep checking the skin.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-27-2015, 12:13 PM
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SnowyOwl,
Be very, very careful with collars on cats, especially kittens!
If the collar is to loose, there's a very good chance, the kitten could get her mouth caught in it!!
I've even had the safety collars, that are supposed to 'break apart' NOT do it!!
This is a terrifying experience for a cat or kitten to go through, and dangerous!
So keep an eye on her for sure, and I would suggest for safeties sake, and your peace of mind, take it off, anytime you can't watch her!
Just a few thoughts!
Sharon

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An everyday family name; A particular name;
And the name but the Cat Himself Knows, and will never confess." T.S. Eliot

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