|Purred: Thu Jan 30, '14 9:39am PST |
|A couple of nights ago I opened my covers to see my sheet littered with a bunch of yellowish-tanish flakes... they're not really flaky, like skin that's peeled, but like small little ovalish shaped things, smaller than a grain of rice, like maybe half the size.
There were tons of them. I wasn't sure what they were, I have really dry skin in the winter so I thought it was just dried skin flakes, my skin tends to get itchy in the night. they are around the color of my skin but maybe a bit darker. It was on most of the bed sheet. I washed the sheets and mattress pad last night and went to bed. This morning when I woke up, there were more of them again, all on my side of the bed where I sleep, seems to mostly around my torso and hip area.
My 4 month old kitten sleeps with me, usually curled up leaning somewhere against my torso.. and I thought maybe it could possibly be him shedding the flakes... but he sleeps curled up on me on top of the covers, when the flakes are under the sheets, I don't see how they would get there through a down comforter and a sheet. I freaked out and thought they were bugs at first, but looking at them closely they don't seem to resemble bugs at all, just like tiny pellets of rice, and if they are then they are all dead by morning...and I have never have any bites or anything on me.
Ludo doesn't seem to scratch at himself very often, maybe his ear once or twice a day, and I haven't seen any fleas on him. Does anyone know if these flakes could indeed be from my kitty?
I tried researching and saw some posts about tapeworm, but the little pellets or flakes or whatever they are are pretty small, and there are tons of them. I will check the top of his tree (one of his favorite places to sleep) when I get home to see if he shed any there, or if maybe it is from me, it could very well be, but I thought I'd ask just in case my kitty might need some extra skin care.
Thanks for any insights!
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