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My cat, Chloe, keeps constantly licking her back and now its causing small scabs and hair loss. She did have fleas and had severe flea dermatitis on her stomache and a little on her back, but I was given medicine for it and it cleared up and now she is on flea control and has no flea. But within the last two weeks or so, now she is constantly licking her back and as I mentioned, it is causing irradiation and hair loss. I switched her food thinking it may be an allergy but she still seems to be licking a lot. I was planning to buy the Derma-IonX skincare and want to spray it on her back to hopefully help soothe her skin. Do you have any suggestions and do you think that will work? Do you have any ideas of what else it could be? Her temperant is the same, she eats and plays the same. Only thing different is her constant licking. I live in MA so I thought maybe the dry weather could be playing a factor into it...thoughts? Thank You!

Smartliving Guest asked this
January 16, 2016 at 1:03 PM



Dear Katie,

DERMA-IONX has been helpful in feline dermatitis. I prefer to give a half dose DERMA-IONX onto some canned food twice daily at breakfast and supper. You can also spray some onto the lesions but it works best orally. I also give probiotics, and Omega 3,6,9. to support the body and decrease inflammation. 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. Tapeworms can be acquired if there has been any contact with fleas.

Please keep us updated.

Best regards,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
January 17, 2016 at 10:52 AM
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