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I treated my cat for fleas and now he's licking down his back. Just in front of tail alot. Patches of fur are being lessened and I am wondering if it is some kind of dermatitis? Please let me know if I can do a home remedy or vet time. Thanks.

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December 6, 2015 at 10:10 AM



Dear Corinne,

It is common to develop skin issues after having had fleas. Cats can develop an allergy to flea saliva and also acquire tapeworms from the fleas. If you have not already, bring a stool sample to your veterinarian to check if your cat needs to be wormed for tapeworms.

DERMA-IONX is safe and can help with the allergy response. I prefer to add 10 drops to the food at breakfast and supper. Once improvement is seen you can give 20 drops once a day on one of the meals. I would also give PROBIOTICS and OMEGA 3,6,9 to restore the gut and reduce inflammation.

You should also check your cat daily with a fine tooth flea comb checking for fleas or flea debris until the problem is resolved. Only one flea bite can get the allergy response started.

Please let us know how you do.

Best regards,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
December 7, 2015 at 11:30 AM
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