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My 1 year old female cat has been scratching herself ever since we got rid of her fleas. I am 100% sure there are no more fleas, we bombed the apartment twice, she was brought to a groomer twice, and I comb her about twice a week to check, but she constantly scratches behind her ears. I personally can't give her a bath because she's deathly afraid of water and scratches me like crazy. I can't afford a visit to a groomer again right now. I have another female cat that is perfectly fine, no fleas, no scratching, nothing. They are both long haired and get along well. I am pretty certain that she just has some kind of dry skin that is causing her to scratch herself. What is the best product you have for something like this? Also, since I am at a loss for money, are there any home remedies I can try first? Thank you for your time.

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January 7, 2014 at 1:08 AM

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Dear Lisa,

Your cat may have developed an allergy to fleas. It only takes one flea to start the cascade. You might want to look at some of our products to help heal the skin. 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 if your water contains chlorine or fluoride. For the dietary modifications you might want to try a grain free diet for a while. If it was just dry skin you could try a 1/4 teaspoon of olive oil on the food each day, but omega 3,6,9 would be much better. If you use olive oil make sure it is not rancid.

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

Best wishes,

Dr. Char www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
January 8, 2014 at 9:01 AM
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