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Why do cats scratch so much? Can humans catch the same problem

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Why do cats scratch so much? Can humans catch the same problem from there cat?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.
Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner. If you would still like assistance, can you tell me:
Do you mean scratch themselves or items in their environment?
If you mean that Peaches is scratching herself, where on her body is she targeting?
How long has she been doing so?
Any changes to the skin (ie pustules, pimples, redness, crusts/scaling, ulcers, or sores)?
Any diet change in the 2 months before this started?
Is she worse at any particular time of year?
What flea treatment did you use? When did you last apply it?