Originally Posted by steffycakes05
i am postive it isnt fleas. He is an inside cat and couple of months ago i did the flea bath and colllar because we took in another cat that had fleas. i keep checking his ears....so i dont know what is going on. I tried to get an appointment for the beginning of next week and they said they only have friday at 430. If he keeps itching more than before real bad i will call them and have them squeeze me in.
I'm not a vet, but what you are describing does sound a lot like Flea Allergy Dermatitis, which we see a ton
of. Usually they will have it around their neck and between the shoulderblades, and/or around the base of the tail.
If you brought in a cat that already had fleas, do you realize how many eggs, pupae, and larva could be in your carpet and bedding? (One female can lay up to 2000 eggs in her short lifetime). Just because you gave this kitty a flea bath a month ago doesn't mean that more didn't jump on him. Also, some cats are so allergic to flea bites that 1 bite alone can set off a huge allergic reaction.
He really needs to get in sooner to get this problem taken care of. If you think it is important enough, the vet should definitely squeeze him in. I do hope that you get him in sooner, he sounds pretty miserable.