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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
My cat patches has bad skin allergies..she scratches so hard that her
fur is coming out in clumps and she scratches to the skin.
Is there anything i can buy to put on it?
post #2 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by chelle
My cat patches has bad skin allergies..she scratches so hard that her
fur is coming out in clumps and she scratches to the skin.
Is there anything i can buy to put on it?
Are you SURE it is just allergies? I ask because my Kotton is doing the same. SHE has chewed all her hair off her belly and starting on her back legs. She was on an antihistamine (generic name for chlortrimaton) AND derma caps but still chewed and itched. THEN I saw a bunch of fleas on one of my other cats.

NOW I am pretty certain that even though I don't see fleas on her THAT is what is causing her to itch.

I have NOW had my yard and home treated for fleas and am putting her on Capstar (flea control) as it kills fleas within a half an hour aND can be given daily if necessary!

get a flea comb and comb your baby and take the hair off over a white sheet of paper. IF you see any TEENY black dots put a tad of water on them and if you see redness THAT is flea poop and kitty blood!
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
She has this every year and the vet treated her for her allergies but
I'm wondering if there is something i can use at home for her.
I called our local vet hospital and they said that i can buy Benadryl
chewables and try putting in her food. but i wanted to see if anyone
else has had this problem with their cat before it try the Benadryl
post #4 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by chelle
She has this every year and the vet treated her for her allergies but
I'm wondering if there is something i can use at home for her.
I called our local vet hospital and they said that i can buy Benadryl
chewables and try putting in her food. but i wanted to see if anyone
else has had this problem with their cat before it try the Benadryl
I was told to get Benadryl SPRAY (I think it is childrens Benedryl spray but am not sure) and to spray it on my Kotton where ever she itches.

Good luck I KNOW how you feel!
post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thanks i'll try the spray
post #6 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by MyBabies
get a flea comb and comb your baby and take the hair off over a white sheet of paper. IF you see any TEENY black dots put a tad of water on them and if you see redness THAT is flea poop and kitty blood!
My vet says it could be just one flea and you might would never see it.
post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by Misty8723
My vet says it could be just one flea and you might would never see it.
I know my vet told me the same thing! I am NOW trying both capstar AND frontline and then the benedryl spray AND am cutting my lawn SHORT and having the pest contoll spray again next month!
post #8 of 17
Has the vet ever said anything about food allergies? Or is it a seasonal thing?
post #9 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Misty8723
My vet says it could be just one flea and you might would never see it.
The cat can and will eat the flea BUT the fleas leaves behind flea POOP> Small tiny black spots. You use the flea comb and in the hair you comb out you see teensy black spots. Put the hair with them in it on a white peice of paper and put a VERY small bit of water or even saliva on the dots. IF they turn red it IS flea poop and you cat does/did have fleas!
post #10 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kaleetha
Has the vet ever said anything about food allergies? Or is it a seasonal thing?

Yep...she said that it could be food allergies,so we changed her food
but it didn't help.she ususally gets it in the fall but for some reason
she got it this spring instead.

She's on Science Diet but we switched types that the vet recommeneded
but she sill gets the allergies.Thank goodness both of my babies are indoor
cats.So im getting some some Benadryl today or tomorrow & give it a try
post #11 of 17
Please, please don't try the Benadryl spray without the approval from your vets, it could have serious side effects.
post #12 of 17
Thread Starter 
I called a Vet and they recommended something else for Patches & I went and bought it..hopefully it will help her..I'll let you know

Good thing i called booktigger because she said some cats can have an
allergic reaction to the Benadry
post #13 of 17
i am glad you rang, and are using something they have recommended.
post #14 of 17
Sheesh! What kind of allergic reactin? MY Vet never told me that! It has rained here and fleas seem to be back and Kotton is itching again.

What IS safe for itches? Capstar is EXPENSIVE!
post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 
They told me to get some Hydro - Cortison Spray and it's helped
her out alot.Her skin is already healing
post #16 of 17
Thread Starter 
I have to take Patches to the vet this week for a check up.
She's doing much better but they wanna check out her skin to
make sure she's healing
post #17 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by chelle
They told me to get some Hydro - Cortison Spray and it's helped
her out alot.Her skin is already healing
Where do you get this spray and is it just called Hydro -Cortison?

I had my home and yard sprayed for fleas BUT next door neighbor dog is full of them and she comes over and my cats go next door to her garage and say hello to her and roll in her flea ridden garage. I have frontline on them and capstar IN them!
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