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Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Jano432, Jan 22, 2018.


  1. Jano432

    Jano432 PetForums Junior

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    Hi folks. Looking for opinions on my cat. Had her almost two years now and about four times, at no particular time of the year, she has scratched her fur off, usually on the face and neck area, twice needing vet treatment. Now the obvious cause is flea allergy. I do not treat her regularly as she doesn't have fleas. Vets and nurses have agreed that she had no fleas. BUT if she had, and this was the cause, wouldn't she have it all the time until flea treatment was given? Trying to rule everything out and hopefully get to the root if the cause.

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    Bertie'sMum Obedient Cat Slave

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    Have you/the vets ruled out a food allergy ? I know that some cats can be allergic to certain meats and you could try an elimination diet to work out if this is the case @chillminx is probably the best person to give you advice on how to go about this.
     
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    Soozi PetForums VIP

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    Cats don’t necessariky have fleas to be allergic to them. I personally would treat monthly with Advocate or Advantage.
     
  4. Jano432

    Jano432 PetForums Junior

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    Hello. We did discuss food. She only eats gourmet perle and Hill Kimble for her teeth. She will not eat any human food.
     
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    Jano432 PetForums Junior

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    Hi. I don't understand how she can have a flea allergy with out having fleas.
     
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    buffie Mentored by Meeko

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    As far as I'm aware it only takes one flea bite to spark a reaction in a reactive animal
     
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    A flea can still bite the cat or even just land on it to cause a reaction. A good flea treatment is required to stop fleas infesting the cat.
     
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