Originally Posted by hissy
Your best bet is to stay with your vet and let him prescribe the proper treatment. Medicated baths are fine IF your vet is the one who is telling you to do this and giving you the stuff to use.
Pulling hair out can also be a stress reaction, if the household stressful for this cat? It can also be a response to pain. I wouldn't rule out a pain response and would even suggest an x-ray just to be sure that she isn't having a problem internally-
Thanks, Mary Anne. I KNOW she itches as when I groom her back and sides she bites at herself real fast (like a dog scratches when you scratch him in that certain place). She just goes nuts. Vet says the frontline makes the fleas show themselves as ( i think) it gets their nervous system. Before, the fleas seemed to either hide or bite and jump off. Her hair from the middle of her back to the tail part was very greasy and did not look good but suddenly (thanks to someone that I cannot remember who!) she has learned to like being flea combed and now her hair is so much softer and nicer looking and even shiny!
He has her and Panther on Triamcinalone every other day for awhile. He says IF it is just flea allergy it may take a couple of months before they all die and then she should be OK.
With Panther, I have not seen even ONE flea (did with Ben, Missy and Kotton) so I cannot figure out why HE keeps licking himself or chasing his tail. I spoil him rotton. Anything he wants he gets - EXCEPT to go out front. I keep wondering if the ant spray and powder is causing this in him or if he too is allergic to fleas and even one bite gets to him
Sometimes I wonder if they are just allergic to me! <sigh>