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I have a 5 year old long-haired female cat, strictly an indoor cat, who has recently developed clusters of scabs at the base of her tail and on the back of her neck. I noticed them about a month ago and they did not seem to be causing any discomfort and appeared to be a very mild irritation. She has been treated with flea preventive drops in the past month and as mentioned she is strictly an indoor cat. I noticed that the scabs appear to be worsening and she is now frequently licking at them, especially at the base of her tail. I'm not ruling out fleas even though she has been treated; it may also be useful to know she is very sensitive to certain foods. She is currently eating Blue Buffalo (Blue Wilderness Adult Salmon Recipe) and she has done very well on this brand. Any advice you may be able to give is much appreciated!

Smartliving Guest asked this
January 2, 2016 at 9:18 PM



Dear Autumn,

DERMA-IONX has been helpful in feline dermatitis. As for dosing the DERMA-IONX, I prefer to give a half dose onto some canned food twice daily at breakfast and supper. I also give probiotics, and Omega 3,6,9. If your water contains chlorine, give filtered water instead.

I would also suggest that your cat be checked for internal parasites(with a stool sample) if it hasn't been done recently, especially if there was any contact with fleas.

Please keep us updated.

Best regards,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
January 3, 2016 at 10:16 AM
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