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FITKIZ
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12/13/11 3:45 P

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My cat isn't precisely sick, but we do have a problem with her. I'm beginning to suspect a neighbor is shooting her with a pellet gun. It started a few weeks ago when I found a lump in her fur that felt like a full tick. Naturally I checked it out and it was a scab, just a little blood-drop coagulated on her hair. At first, I thought she was just getting into fights, but I'm not so sure anymore. Now she's getting them more and more often, all roughly center torso, on both sides and an occasional one on her head. She's an indoor/outside cat and wouldn't thank us a bit if we tried to restrict her to the house. Looking for a bit of direction here. None of my immediate neighbors would do this, they know her as ours, but how do I keep her safe/healthy aside from trying to lock her in the house? (Not an option unless I want to lock my 3 year old and 9 year old inside too).


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11/4/11 1:01 P

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I have sick cat. Not really sick but a hair loss issue. My cat, Earl Grey, has been licking the same spots on his back, on either side of his spine and has licked the hair off. Two areas have scabs on them. He doesn't have fleas and there are no other symtpoms. He eats fine, plays, all normal behavior, just the hair is missing. Any suggestions??

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DEBBIEG8S
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9/24/11 8:41 A

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She's doing quite well thank you, As a matter of fact you can see her on my most recent kitten on the keyboard blog.

Hope you're doing okay.

Have a great weekend.

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9/24/11 2:15 A

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Debbie,

How is your kitty doing?

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9/20/11 12:58 P

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Thanks for the reply. I've had the flu so I didn't contact my vet about flea spray, because I didn't feel like going outside. So I just started an aggressive flea combing regime.

My kitten loves to "help" me when I work at the computer, so I began combing her with the flea comb while she laid on my keyboard. I deposited the fleas in a solution of very hot water and dish soap. The first day, I must have taken off 300 fleas, each day since then I have only gotten 25 or so fleas. She's happier and so am I. And she loves to be combed, I guess it's like her mother cleaning her, she just lays there and sometimes purrs.

Thanks again,

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9/16/11 3:11 P

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Great question Debbie. Treating fleas on kittens can be tricky. I normally recommend a flea spray. While many are not safe for kittens under a certain age, your veterinarian should carry one that is safe for younger kittens. After using the flea spray, put the kitten on a towel for 20 to 30 minutes to collect the dead and dying fleas, then discard the towel. Next, bathe the kitten in a gentle soap or a surgical soap if it has sores, being careful to not chill the kitten.

Ultimately, putting the kitten on flea preventative such as Advantage is the best way to keep fleas away. You veterinarian will be able to recommend a product based on your kitten's needs.

NOTE: Be careful with topical flea treatments from the pet store. Some are actually toxic to cats.

Don't forget, once your kitten has reached 2 lb (approx 6-7 weeks) he/she is ready for microchipping and his/her first round of vaccinations!

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9/16/11 2:31 P

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My kitten is not sick, but I do have a question that I hope to get a response to.

I have a 5 to6 week old kitten. She was feral until we found her about 2 1/2 weeks ago. She has fleas. I bought a flea comb and have given her a bath to help get rid of the fleas, but it's a constant battle. (BTW she actually liked the bath) Any suggestions on what I can use on her to kill or at least deter the fleas.

All the flea shampoos say not to use on kittens under 12 weeks old.

Thanks,

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9/16/11 12:25 P

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I hope we don't have to post on this thread often because I want everyone's fur babies to stay healthy!

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9/14/11 6:00 P

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While we cannot give exact advice, Vettechinhippie is a Vet Tech. She can tell you what she would do if it were her animal or give general information.

Edited by: ~INDYGIRL at: 9/16/2011 (00:59)
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