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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-21-2010, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Flea Bites

Hey everyone, so I leave town for a few days and come home to my wonderful girlfriend who had decided to buy a cat scratching post off of a new and used website, what she didnt know was the **** thing was coverd in fleas....

Luckily I noticed almost right away and have delt with fleas with an ex's dog so I had no problem getting rid of them, unfortunatly they did bite one of my cats a lot, she has a bunch on the base of her tail and some around her ears, she is really botherd by them and is constantly scratching biting and grooming, I have no idea what to do for her to help with the irritation at the same time she has been coughing up spit with hair in it which I assume is just from the excess grooming, only wierd part is she only coughs it up at night? anyones input or suggestions would be wonderful.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-21-2010, 10:35 PM
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hmmm...a vet would know better than I would. We had a severe case of fleas many years ago, and one of our cats had a terrible reaction to the bites. She was a beautiful long-haired tabby and she chewed herself nearly bald and nearly chewed her tail off. It was heartbreaking. They may be able to do something for your cat now; back then, they didn't know what to do for our cat. It drove her nuts and we ended up having to put her down. I hope you have better luck!

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are you sure she has no fleas now?

You can use a flea product like frontline (make sure its for CATS and not Dogs as some for dogs can kill cats..)

A bath may help using some mild oatmeal shampoo they make shampoos for cats it may be better.

If the cat is 100% flea free right now a cone collar may be the best thing you can do to keep her from re-irritating it over and over. It should go away in a day or two much like a misqito bite if not vet trips are needed.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-24-2010, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah thanks a lot its been a few days and she seems over the bites, gave her a bath with this insect shampoo made for cats all natual stuff so I think the grooming is just her getting her coat back to normal
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