I know the best method is to visit the vet, which I will do on wednesday. for now, I'd like to see if i can get some advice online. We have fleas in the house. I vacuum all over, under and in the furniture, carpet, bedrooms, whatever my cat gets into contact with. we cant afford frontline or advantage right now, but even back in the day when I bought the 6 months supply, they didnt all go away. well I gave my cat a bath tonight (baby oil then dawn) and I saw no fleas go down the drain. a few weeks ago I tried a flea shampoo...nothing. He constantly scratches himself and has cuts in certain spots because of that. I feel so bad for him. well the baths do seem to relieve him for a bit. he doesnt scratch himself. Because of this, I am wondering if maybe it isnt fleas afterall? like maybe just really dry skin or maybe the fleabites are driving him nuts???Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 11:42 PM on Dec. 14, 2009 in Pets
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I would suspect allergies. If an animal is allergic to flea bites, all it takes is ONE bite to cause a reaction. I also agree, though, that if there were fleas on your cat or in your house, you would see them. Look on your cat's stomach and in the folds of skin between the legs. Do you see anything that looks like specks of dirt? Pick some off and put it on a paper towel. If it turns red, it is "flea dirt". If your cat/house doesn't have fleas, your cat could be allergic to something in its food or in the environment (cleaners, chemicals, detergent, etc).
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