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Itchy Cat!

Our cat sometimes seems to get so itchy that it drives her crazy. She runs around more than usual, bites at her own tail... and if we try to help her out she bites. This is a recent thing. We got her in November, and she didn't start doing this until about a month ago. It's not fleas or anything... she's just got itchy skin, I think.

I saw some itch stuff for cats at a pet store, and have been thinking about picking some up, but it was fairly pricy and I don't want to buy it if it won't even help.

Any suggestions?

 
AdensMama0308

Asked by AdensMama0308 at 11:02 AM on Mar. 26, 2013 in Pets

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Answers (5)
  • Never tried the itch stuff, but our cat seems to get extra itchy in the winter too. Thinking it may just be dry skin, but you may want to call a vet. & maybe they could tell you the best product to use or if it's something more serious. At least then you're not wasting your money on a product that doesn't work.....
    HappyEndings

    Answer by HappyEndings at 11:14 AM on Mar. 26, 2013

  • It could be her food, if you are 100% sure that she doesn't have fleas, I think she needs a different kind of food, this time of year animals need some oil, you might want to take her to the vet to make sure she doesn't have an allergy to carpet or something.
    jerseydiva

    Answer by jerseydiva at 11:10 AM on Mar. 26, 2013

  • A gentle grooming might also help, since its the shedding time of year. If she'll let you, great, but if not you can have someone hold her till she gets used to the feel of the brush, or have someone distract her with a food reward or a toy she likes. Catnip after a brushing may also encourage her to be more willing for the next one.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 11:15 AM on Mar. 26, 2013

  • Try looking the item up on amazon and see what the reviews are like.
    RyansMom001

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 11:34 AM on Mar. 26, 2013

  • We had a cat who was allergic to flea bites. One bite would cause her to itch. She actually pulled out her fur. We had the house treated and used one of those drop on flea meds that we got from the vet, and her hair grew back and no more itching. If it isn't fleas for your cat, it could be dry itchy skin or food allergy. I'd say the first thing should be having a vet check her out and making sure there isn't some physical problem.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 12:51 PM on Mar. 26, 2013