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hairloss digging and scratching

my cat is constantly scratching and digging at her fur causing hair loss and little sore on her neck and head and at the base of her tail she has had a flea bath flea treatments what else can i do to ease her


Asked by Member 934651 on Jan 1st 2010 in Health & Wellness
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King

The best thing you can do for your cat is to take her to te vet. It could be a couple of things ,like maybe alleriges , or a skin condition . Also did she have fleas ? If not than that is why it didn't work. If you can not afford a vet . try the local ASPCA or animal shelter they may have low cost care for kitty. Good Luck !


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Izadore (Izzie)

Cats can have a long, long list of skin conditions. Have you actually seen fleas on her? Like Airel says, if she doesn't have fleas that's why she's still scratching. If you have seen fleas and you used something you got at the pet store, that's why it didn't work. You need Frontline or Advantage for her, available through a vet. It could also be ringworm, which is not a real worm but a virus. You can find photos of what this looks like by googling "feline ringworm". If it looks the same, make sure to wash your hands or even wear latex gloves when you handle her as this can spread like wildfire throughout your home (yes, you can get it, too). A cat will also scratch and cause sores when it's stressed out. It's like when people bite their nails. So, Airel is right when she says have her checked out by a vet. That's the only way to be sure what she has and to be sure she's being treated with medications that will work.


Izadore (Izzie) answered on 1/1/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer