Hi everyone, My 8 year old female is my little cutie. I have gone down a very confusing road with her last summer she started over grooming, shaking her head, after an annoying amount of expensive vet visits they confirmed fleas and ear mites, the first appointment should of been enough. As she was on preventative treatment l was surprised, so prinovox was prescribed as she had built up an ammunity to advocate, the new stuff had extra ear mite stuff in it too, win win, problem solved, not!. It turns out it was the same ingrediance as advocate, scream! So l took her elsewhere and got stronghold which is prescribed flea treatment and ear mite stuff. Even after the ear mites had cleared up she still shook her head and had an inner ear swelling not infection, after 3 more visits the last vet said no more steroids there's no swelling anymore, but she continued to shack her head but didn't scratch the ear so it was scratched/bleeding inside and it hasn't since, just shakes her head a lot, and scratches at them a lot, even more in the last month, but no scratch marks or scabs inside the ear like last time etc... I noticed again recently (same time of year) the biteING at her cost, over grooming, but did flea checks and found no flea debris or flea blood on paper towel, scabs etc...took her to the vet no fleas at all, got more monthly topical treatment for both parasites, she's treated for worms too. But I feel she's irritated there's no scabs or sores, her coat is shiny and glossy, and I know the last vet just said keep her on the hypoallergenic diet and felt no need for steroids, but I just don't like it. Then I wonder am over thinking it! Am I going crazy, lol, but I know my cat, l know her habits but I can't seem to find a long term solution. I've ordered an cat allergy shampoo, as it was deemed a "general allergy" possibly, great, this is off my own back, im worried about using it, I just read bathing their coats can sooth and get rid of the irratants, pollen, the stuff on the coat causing the allergy bascially. The food works slightly but I have recently been giving her extra wet food, as the hypoallergenic food was making her hungry so maybe I'll have to cut this out there is nature's wet food l can try, the dry food is James wellbeing, but I got over confident and was feeding her normal gravy cat food, my bad.