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Is it safe to use germolrne on my cat

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Is it safe to use germolrne on my cat
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Jess K replied 1 year ago.

Hello, this is Dr. Jess. I am sorry to hear about your kitty. Can you tell me what Germolrne is? What are the ingredients?

Expert:  Jess K replied 1 year ago.

Ok, so I have just found online that germolene contains phenol, which is toxic to cats, so I would NOT recommend using this product on your cat, as it could cause him more problems!

It sounds as if your cat may be experiencing an allergy issue- perhaps a flea allergy. Some pets can have a sensitivity to flea bites and just a few bites can make them intensely itchy. If your cat is tearing its back up, he likely needs a short course of steroid or an injection of steroid to stop the itch cycle, and sometimes an antibiotic is needed because some pets develop a secondary skin infection from the trauma they create in their skin.

Expert:  Jess K replied 1 year ago.

Here is an article on itching in cats: http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=2607

An article on flea control in allergy cases: http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=2455

And an article on itch relief: http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=599

Please let me know if you have any questions about this information. If you do not, please take a moment to rate our conversation so we can know if you were satisfied with our service and I can get credit for helping to answer your question. Thank you and good luck!

Expert:  Jess K replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Jessica Keay