Please advise, as i am not sure of how to stop her from scratching her self silly. Is there any temporary solution.
Im from Singapore and currently i own a local breed cat.
She is an indoor cat and of the age of 11 years old.
Medical history of her:
1. Has a habit of over Grooming her self causing a bald spot on her belly. ( Diagnose by vet to be over stressed)
2. Recently caught a case of Flee and rashes started to appear on her skin. Was Prescribe by the vet to use Revolution (Selamectin) and to shampoo her Regularly.
3. A few weeks later, her rashes on her neck started to turn into an open wound, due to scratching her self silly. She came down with a high fever and was brought to the vet and was advised for her to be given drips for her fever & a Shot to stop her itching. A cleaning solution and cream was given to be used to clean her wound regularly, the Vet further advised to cover her wound as she has the tendency to scratch her neck in assist her for an effective recovery.
4. During the process when her wound is covered, she showed symptoms of not eating or drinking.
on Aug 8th 2013
in Illness & Disease
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There are over the counter creams like Dermasol that will help with hotspots. Make sure that the flea medicine did not absorb into the cat's collar, or it can burn the fur off in a permament ring around the neck. Do not use flea shampoo and monthly topical applications at the same time, because it will over-pesticide the cat and cause lethargy. I would ask the vet if it is okay to spray her neck with bitter apple spray to deter your kitty from tearing herself open. Finally, calming spray might be a good idea to treat where she sleeps and hangs out inside, and if she does not drink for more than a day, please bring her back to the vet's office! ^_^ You're a good pet parent for caring!!
Panda Bear answered on 9/10/13. Helpful? / 0