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Dr. B., Cat Veterinarian
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I have a black female cat she keeps scratching her back end

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I have a black female cat she keeps scratching her back end she is bauld at bottom end i have flead and wormed her
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your situation, and wanted to help.

Now I am glad to see that you have treated Precious. Though if she is still itching and there are no fleas in site (some products are better than others), then she may have a left over allergy response to those fleas. In that case, the flea treatments won't cover that and we'd need to consider possibly trialling her on an OTC antihistamine. Most commonly we use Piriton (Chlorphenamine). A low dose of 2-4 milligrams every 12 hours can just be enough to reduce that irritation. We like to keep the dose low, as it can cause drowsiness (just like people). And of course, this medication shouldn't be used if your wee one has any pre-existing conditions or is on any other medication without speaking to your vet first. Or if she keeps scratching despite this, then we'd want her vet to assess her skin and start a long acting steroid injection to nip that irritation in the bud.

Kind regards,

Dr. B.

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