Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
 

team1216forum


  Team Forum
Cat Lovers

A Guide to Posting in Your SparkTeam Forum

  FORUM:   Support for You and/or your Cat(s)
TOPIC:   Itchy Cat! 


Search
Reply Create A New Topic Subscribe to this Discussion
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
Author: Message: Sorting Last Post on Top


BRIDE2BE324
BRIDE2BE324's Photo Posts: 27
12/11/11 4:47 P

BRIDE2BE324's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks for all of the replys guys! I think I am going to take him to the vet. I've done some research and I think it is probably allergies. I will let you know how it turns out! I do have some advice for fleas though, we had them pretty bad at our old house. We used advantage and also got flea powder for the carpet. You have to let the powder sit for a while then vaccuum it up really well. After that it seemed like they disappeared. Good luck! :)


 current weight: 225.0 
 
236
213.25
190.5
167.75
145


PSALM22
PSALM22's Photo Posts: 8,032
12/11/11 1:07 A

PSALM22's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Ignoring any flea issues for the moment (I have no advice - no fleas where I live), did you recently change cat foods? Look for corn, soy, dairy and eggs (esp. dried egg product) in the ingredient list. These are common causes of allergies (personal experience - my youngest cat is allergic to dried egg product but seems OK with whole eggs if no higher than #4 on the list and fed occasionally).

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)


 Pounds lost: 15.6 
 
0
28.75
57.5
86.25
115


ADLINS
ADLINS's Photo SparkPoints: (54,547)
Fitness Minutes: (79,820)
Posts: 5,266
12/8/11 8:14 P

ADLINS's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I agree about the internet! I couldn't remember the name of advantage, so I googled fleas cat and got all kinds of hits. Not into "bombing" the place or anything, but thought there might be some homeopathic options. There might be a spray like raid or something, but I think I'd do the Advantage.

"Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission." -Eleanor Roosevelt-

"What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?"
-Jean Jacques Rousseau-
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Co-team leader: I Love Muffins
Co-team leader: Cooking for One or Two


 April Minutes: 315
 
0
250
500
750
1000


TEENY_V19
TEENY_V19's Photo SparkPoints: (1,213)
Fitness Minutes: (740)
Posts: 7
12/8/11 1:17 A

TEENY_V19's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I probably should try something like Advantage, just haven't gotten around to it yet. When it comes to the internet, there are just so many different discussions, pages, etc. to check out. That all gets overwhelming, and it is information overload. I suppose I just need to pick a method and go for it =D. The same can be said about diets, hehe. Thanks for the reply, Adlins.


 Pounds lost: 19.0 
 
0
17.75
35.5
53.25
71


ADLINS
ADLINS's Photo SparkPoints: (54,547)
Fitness Minutes: (79,820)
Posts: 5,266
12/7/11 9:45 P

ADLINS's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
For the fleas, can you get the (such as Advantage). It's been a while since I got some, but I know it will last a while.

You also might try searching the internet for home remedies.

Good luck!

"Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission." -Eleanor Roosevelt-

"What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?"
-Jean Jacques Rousseau-
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Co-team leader: I Love Muffins
Co-team leader: Cooking for One or Two


 April Minutes: 315
 
0
250
500
750
1000


TEENY_V19
TEENY_V19's Photo SparkPoints: (1,213)
Fitness Minutes: (740)
Posts: 7
12/7/11 8:49 P

TEENY_V19's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have this same issue with one of my kitties. She has been scratching and licking herself to the point of bleeding, making scabs, and losing hair since she was a kitten. I have taken her to the vet a few times where she has gotten a shot each time. He mentioned giving her Benadryl or something of the like, or so I think that's what I remember. It's been a while. I can't afford to take her in to the vet all the time, so I'm just wondering what other methods can be used that will actually work. She does have fleas, so I know that is a problem. I live in an apartment that I can't bomb because I have a neighbor that completely keeps to herself. I don't even know how to approach her. I have given my cats baths, sprayed the house, etc. I just think I'm horrible at getting rid of fleas =(. I thought it wouldn't be such an issue in a house with wood floors, but I was wrong. Any advice would be great, thanks!


 Pounds lost: 19.0 
 
0
17.75
35.5
53.25
71


PATCHESOK
PATCHESOK's Photo SparkPoints: (21,139)
Fitness Minutes: (27,431)
Posts: 1,680
12/6/11 3:05 P

PATCHESOK's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi there, I am so sad to hear your furbaby is suffering. I have an older cat that has allergies, every once in awhile he will get really itchy and if I don't get him to the vet in time he will start pulling his fur out. My vet gives him a shot and he is good for another couple of months. Hope this helps.

Millie-PatchesOK from Wetumka, OK

Warrior Cat Name: Goldenmist (tan cat)

Courageous Copper Cougars BLC17
Orange Alpha Tigers BLC 16

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit."
Aristotle

“Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.”
Malcolm S. Forbes




 Pounds lost: 23.0 
 
0
24.25
48.5
72.75
97


ADLINS
ADLINS's Photo SparkPoints: (54,547)
Fitness Minutes: (79,820)
Posts: 5,266
12/4/11 6:28 P

ADLINS's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Shortly after I got my cat this happened. Take your furbaby to the vet if there is blood and scabbing. My vet called it a hotspot and gave a low dose steroid shot that did the trick. With sores, etc there's always the possibility of infection etc. I was told at the time that it was a good thing I took her in.

Hope it goes well.

"Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission." -Eleanor Roosevelt-

"What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?"
-Jean Jacques Rousseau-
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Co-team leader: I Love Muffins
Co-team leader: Cooking for One or Two


 April Minutes: 315
 
0
250
500
750
1000


SHADOZA
SHADOZA's Photo SparkPoints: (156,124)
Fitness Minutes: (157,625)
Posts: 7,881
12/4/11 6:26 P

SHADOZA's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Chaos Shadow has allergies that cause him to scratch, often to the point of damaging skin and pulling out fur. We get him an allergy shot from the vet each quarter and he is his same playful self for a few months after.







KERRY4614
KERRY4614's Photo Posts: 643
12/4/11 6:21 P

KERRY4614's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Is your cat possibly anxious about something? Anxiety can precipitate scratching or excessive licking . Our one cat does it when I vacuum a lot or move the furniture around.

My life tomorrow will be the result of my attitudes and the choices I make today.




 current weight: 201.0 
 
221
208.5
196
183.5
171


BRIDE2BE324
BRIDE2BE324's Photo Posts: 27
12/4/11 6:15 P

BRIDE2BE324's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hey Guys!

I have a question and figured maybe someone here would know the answer. My cat has been really itchy for the past couple weeks, scratching himself to the point where now he has some scabs. He does not have fleas, and we gave him a flea bath just in case. Does anyone know what might be causing this and how I can help him stop itching?? Thanks! :)

-Lauren


 current weight: 225.0 
 
236
213.25
190.5
167.75
145


 
Page: 1 of (1)  
   
Report Innappropriate Post

Other Cat Lovers Support for You and/or your Cat(s) Posts


Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14380x1216x45370566

Review our Community Guidelines