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VNikolla
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From:Derry, NH USA
Registered: Aug 2003

posted 08-06-2003 06:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for VNikolla     Edit/Delete Message
My 2 year old cat has cronic renal failure (crf) -- she has lost most of her hair on her stomach - i thought this was from her laying on the heating vents during the winter - also i noticed she has lots of scabs on and around her neck... treated her for fleas but seems like she is getting more and more... any ideas... thanks!

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Bengal Lover
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posted 09-09-2003 12:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bengal Lover     Edit/Delete Message
What kind of food is she on? Normally I don't like vet diets, but the IVD Renal Failure food seems to be the best formulated and the ingredients are OK. Have you had her allergy tested? That might explain some hair loss.

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Bengal Lover
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posted 09-09-2003 12:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bengal Lover     Edit/Delete Message
Also, if she is allergic to fleas, that could explain the hair loss and exaggerated scabs. Don't use over the counter flea products (ie Zodiac, Hartz). Advantage seems to be the best at killing the fleas and getting rid of the ones in your house. I know it's a chemical, but it's better than a flea infestation, which can be worse for your cat. Especially, if she's allergic to them.

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fleafly
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From:sheridan, wy
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posted 09-10-2003 10:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fleafly     Edit/Delete Message
Some products require the flea to bite the cat before they work, so kittys that are allergic to fleas still have a reaction. I think both Advantage and Frontline kill the flea without it biting, but I would make sure the kind you have does that.

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