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Cat 12years old keeps licking and scratching have treated for

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Cat 12years old keeps licking and scratching have treated for fleas
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 4 years ago.

Hello, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with Squeak today.

To give me a clearer picture of her situation:

Can you tell me how long she has been showing signs?

What areas of her body is she targeting?

If you check the skin in these areas, is there any sign of irritation, redness, pustules, pimples, ulcers, crusts or scabs?

Has there been any diet changes within the few months prior to the onset of her signs?

Any changes in her life that she could be struggling with (ie new people, new pets, loss of family, house move or renovations, babies, etc)?

Which flea product did you use (since they aren't all created equal) and when did you apply it last?