Itching is a common issue in cats. It can be caused by many underlying problems that include parasites, allergies and skin irritations, as well as skin infections.
Increased scratching or licking may also indicate the presence of fleas.If left untreated, fleas can cause serious health issues in pets, including Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD) or what is commonly known as Flea Bite Hypersensitivity. It is usually characterized by severe itching and red, pimple-like bumps. This condition is caused by an allergic reaction
to flea saliva, and it can sometimes result in permanent hair loss.
What can you do?
The best way to control itching and scratching caused by fleas is to use a good flea control medication. I recommend Advantage® II for cats.
This is a gentle but effective month-long flea control product that veterinarians have trusted for more than 12 years.
Now, this new improved formula kills fleas at all life stages - even eggs - to control infestations. Advantage® II is available without a prescription and it's safe for cats and kittens 8 weeks of age or older. It's very easy to apply and it's waterproof, so you don't have to reapply after swimming or bathing. "If your Cat really does this"
If your cats are not on a flea control medication, they should be. One little flea can bite your cat more than 400
times in one day. And they multiply like crazy. If your cat brings just 1 flea into your home, in 2 months time you could have more than 3 million fleas! So please, look into flea control now - BEFORE you get a full-blown infestation.