My new little kitten Mazzy, whom I adopted from the local shelter has a spot just above/forward of her tail that keeps returning. It is really similar to a hot spot I have seen on dogs I've owned. It apparently becomes irritated and she begins to lick and chew on herself at this one location until it becomes raw and all the hair is gone - sometimes bleeds. She is an inside kitten and never has had any evidence of fleas at all. When i adopted her she had a spot on her, but they told me that she was covered in fleas when she was brought into the shelter. I've had a dog before with an allergic reaction to flea bites that acted similarly, but a trip to the vet for a simple steroid (cotizone i assume) took care of it. That dog lived to almost 18 y.o and had to do this maybe 3 times during its entire life. I brought my cat home In January of 07 and have had to get these steroid shots 3 times since then to stop this. It lasts about 6 weeks and then she starts licking and chewing on hersellf again in the same spot. I put antibiotic ointment and benadryl spray on the location, but that seems to barely slow it down. Anyone had anything similar to this? What can I do?
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7/20/07 at 12:14pm