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Katerina
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posted 11-26-2003 08:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Katerina     Edit/Delete Message
My Cat has recently developed scabs along her back and sides, although there are non on her head shoulders or legs. I've not really noticed increased scratching or anything. I've throughly checked her for guests (fleas and ticks) but have seen non.

She was recently at the vets were she even had a stool sample, so I do not believe she has worms.

I have not introduced anything new to my apartment and she still has the same old food.

I started giving her Cod Liver oil yesterday, just putting a little on her food but I was wondering if anyone could suggest something I could put directly on her skin. Cost under $50 is not really an issue.

I don't really like the vet here (Toronto), he seems more in it for the profit than the benefit of my cat. I'm going to take her to another vet but can't get her to him until mid December. Since he's in my home town North Bay.

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Rosie's Mom
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posted 11-27-2003 12:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rosie's Mom     Edit/Delete Message
Has her diet changed recently? Or your laundry detergent? Fabric softner? Sometimes allergies can be the problem. Unless she's bleeding all over or constantly scratching to the point of bleeding I'd avoid putting anything topical on it. Cats lick and you don't want her eating most of the creams and stuff out there unless it's non-toxic to cats.

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Chessmind
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posted 11-27-2003 09:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chessmind     Edit/Delete Message
Hello. I saw a cat with scabs on his back and sides a couple of years ago. It turns out the people that had him never let him inside and never put flea drops behind his neck. I told the people that if they didn't take this poor cat to the vet right away, I would. They ended up taking him the next day and the vet told them that the scabs were an allegic reaction from fleas. The vet put flea drops on the cat and also gave him an injection to kill the fleas right away. I don't remember what kind of medicine he gave them for the scabs. I'm not sure if this is what is wrong with your cat, but it's the only instance I've actually seen major scabbing on a cat. Do you put flea drops behind his neck from a vets office? The cheap drops from a store can actually harm your cat. In my opinion Advantage flea drops are the best. You apply it once a month and the cost is about $10 per dose. Does anyone here disagree with me about the Advantage drops? I'd like to know, as this is what I put on my cat.

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nern

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posted 11-27-2003 09:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
I use Advantage too sometimes. I agree with ruling out fleas because they may be there even if you don't see them. I bought a flea comb after Tiddy ripped out alot of his fur because of fleas...I could'nt find a flea on him but the vet found them when she used a flea comb. Good luck.

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Katerina
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posted 11-28-2003 05:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Katerina     Edit/Delete Message
Thank you all for your help, I bought a tube of advantage for $15cnd and aplied three hours ago and she is no longer obsesively chewing at herself.

The vet assistant also suggeted this stuff called "Petrelief" to help heal the scabs. It smells a little weird but she said wait 24hrs than use it.

I noticed there is also other products by the same manufacturer that reduce hair loss and dandruff, they all run about $15cdn and can be bought at most pet stores.

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Chessmind
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posted 11-28-2003 10:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chessmind     Edit/Delete Message
Thanks for the update. I'm glad you took your cat to the vet.

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Kayliface
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posted 11-28-2003 11:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kayliface     Edit/Delete Message
My bf's old cat was 'obsessive compulsive' and constantly licked himself and got scabs all over his side and legs.

Could that be it?

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Chessmind
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posted 11-29-2003 11:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chessmind     Edit/Delete Message
Your boyfriend's cat probably had a bad case of fleas.

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Katerina
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posted 11-29-2003 12:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Katerina     Edit/Delete Message
I didn't have to even bring my cat to the vet. I went to my vet's office and all they neededto know was her weight wich they had on file.

So if anyone else out there needs advantage just weigh your cat and go to a vet's office

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Kayliface
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posted 11-29-2003 04:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kayliface     Edit/Delete Message
If I knew how to quote I would But Chessmind - his kitty was like this for yrs and yrs, like 8-10. She was diagnosed as obsessive compulsive.

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