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My cat is itching, tearing, and scratching at his back above his tail, please help! -Helen-

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May 31, 2013 at 6:30 PM



Dear Helen,

First you should look for any evidence of fleas. Sometimes you will only see flea debris (and not the flea) which would look like brown specks in the fur. Also internal parasites can cause cats to lose hair near the tail. If you haven't taken a stool sample in recently to your veterinarian to have it checked microsopically, now would be a good time to do so.

Some of our products could be helpful to your cat. Derma-IonX which is an oral homeopathic product stimulates the enzyme systems in the body which reduces itching and inflammation, promotes healing of the skin and helps with assimilation of nutritional components in diet and supplements. The supplements I use along with it include probiotics and Omega 3,6,9. Together with Derma-IonX it produces a synergistic effect for a faster response. I would also suggest that you give your cat only filtered water for drinking and bathing if your water contains chlorine or fluoride. For the dietary modifications you might want to try a grain free diet for a while.

Defendex shampoo which is nontoxic also washes away debris and soothes the skin. However only attempt to bathe your cat if you can do it safely for both you and the cat. Sometimes owners will bring the shampoo to their groomer.

Please feel free to contact us again if you have any other questions.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
June 1, 2013 at 8:18 AM
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