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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-07-2015, 05:20 AM Thread Starter
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Question Bite but no fleas

Out cats is bleeding and going bald in places. He has a allergy to fleas but its not that. The vet gave him some tablets but that hasn't worked. However, me and my partner both have bites. What could be causing this?

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-08-2015, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
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ANy ideas?
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-08-2015, 10:15 AM
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What do the bites look like? What is other insect life like around you? I have midge bites and some horse fly bites at present. Has a dermatological test been done (hope I've got the phraseology right)?
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-08-2015, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Hi They are just normal round bumps. Not really many insects around at the moment the weather is getting colder. Also, I never really get bites. So all very strange.

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1st thing: Is he an inside / outside only cat, or goes in & out?
Have to eliminate pests, depending if he's an inside only cat.

Is he bleeding from the bites?
And do you think him constantly scratching the itching bites is causing the hair loss?

If you're sure there aren't any fleas, it could be several things. From mosquitoes to bed bugs to biting flies.

When are you / your partner getting the bites? Only at night in bed?
If so, bed bugs are a possibility. They come out of hiding at night & give nasty bites. If the cat's sleeping on the bed, well...

If you're not getting bitten while asleep, surely you'd notice being bitten?

FLEAS: sometimes they're hard to spot, if not a large outbreak.
If you put on white socks & shorts, then walk in all areas where the cat goes, fleas are stimulated to jump on passing animals. You'll see them on the white sock (or white pants).

Shuffle you're feet along slowly - creates more vibration.
I've used this method many times, to see if fleas were present or had been eradicated - in the house or the yard. It works.
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Bedbugs?? :what:

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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-10-2015, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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Cheers for the replies. He goes for skin tests tomorrow.
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-13-2015, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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The vet said its fleas but where he's grooming he is eating them so we don't see them. But why don't the other cats have fleas and what's biting us?

Anyway, we have a new strong flea collar coming tomorrow for cats with an allergy to flea treatment.

Lets see what happens
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-14-2015, 10:02 AM
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Good luck with a flea collor. I have found them useless.
Instead get some good quality flea meds like Advantage. You could get other stuff, but Advantage II is a preventative too.

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to add to my last comment:
Fleas are easy to diagnose: Put the cat on a piece of plain white paper and rub his coat briskly like you are brushing him with your hands. If you see little black flecks fall off him on to the paper then place a drop of water on it. If the black flecks turn red that is flea dirt and evidence that he has active fleas.

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