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My cat has skin scabs and no fleas. Please help — 10 Comments

  1. Hello everyone one, My name is Giselle, I gave a one and a half years old rag doll blue point. After a year old he started developing some kind is rash or bites or similar, I had take him to two different vets, they tested him for parasites but all negative, no fleas neither, they prescribed me Blue Buffalo hydrolyzed fish based food, I am feeding him only that specific food fir about a month now, he obviously had lose weight. I am worry The vets told me that I must be patient and keep trying different foods because it could be food allergies but It is so stressful to see him suffering and scratching him self at all times, my dog is healthy dog, we have no carpet I am careful with what I use on the floors to maintain clean, I think sometimes he maight have food allergies or maybe not, I am worry he eats less than a quarter of a cup daily and only dry food, please help me with any suggestions,, what type of oil can I add to his food or what else can I do? What is the safe way to prevent him from getting fleas, even know they both indoor animals and now honestly I don’t even walk my standard size schnauzer outside as I used to dye to the pandemic,, instead we play a lot indoors so he can have some exercise, the cat is more calm, I bathe him once when he turned one year old, and maybe a coincidence but soon after I bathed him I started to notice these rashes on his face neck first and then back, his private area and finally one or two kind of bumps on his Tommy. I am so worry for him. I bought zimox topical spray with hydrocortisone that seems to help, but lately I had been applying just coconut oil because I don’t like to use so many chemicals like grugs.please with us the most natural or best food for rag dolls but with no chicken please advise. Any suggestions ? Thank you for your help

  2. Yes natural remedies are by far the best and I agree this poor cat probably has an allergic reaction to an overload of chemicals.Only a vet can sort out her problem now.

  3. I agree – it sounds like either an allergic or toxic reaction. Ringworm is awful and I have only experienced it one but there was no redness – just what looked like the cross between fungus and scabs. I have heard horror stories about cheap flea treatment – Ruth you are right, flea collars should be banned. I think its very unpleasant for the cat. And I also agree with Ruth that if any bathing or god forbid, soap, has been involved then its absolutley wrong and must be stopped immediatly.

  4. We do too Michael.
    My blood runs cold at the way some people use flea treatments monthly and most cheaper versions don’t work anyway.
    Don’t get me started on flea collars, they should be banned! That’s a thought did Holly ever put a flea collar on her cat I wonder, they can cause dreadful skin complaints.
    Some people bathe their cats, another cause of skin complaints, best leave cats to their natural way of keeping clean if at all possible, simply grooming them every day is mostly all we need to do.

  5. Holly says she has used flea products, powders, sprays and carpet treatment and this may be the clue as to what is wrong with her cat, an overload of chemicals has set up a skin reaction and made her condition worse.
    The only solution is to take the cat to a good vet for a proper diagnosis and treatment, not to go buying more stuff which will only make it worse. The vet will probably give the cat a steroid injection too, to make the cat more comfortable while whatever the treatment is, has chance to take effect.

    • Good point, Ruth. There could be an allergic reaction due to chemicals. I reject all chemical flea treatments on the cat other than Frontline. These powders etc. are unpleasant in my opinion.

  6. We’ve dealt a lot with flea dermatitis with our dogs. One flea bite can cause all kinds of problems. These respond well to prednisone but the drug isn’t as easily tolerated by cats. The vet likely has a shampoo or topical treatment that will help and adding oil to a cats diet is also helpful.

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