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Dr. Gary, Cat Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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I'm just worried because she keeps scratching herself raw

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Customer: I'm just worried because she keeps scratching herself raw
JA: Oh no! I'm sorry to hear that. Have you seen any sign of fleas on the cat?
Customer: but only on her head and neck
JA: Well that sounds like one of those mysteries the Veterinarian is good at solving. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the cat?
Customer: no, they get regular shampoos, every other month
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Drhollowayvet replied 9 months ago.

Hello this is Dr. Holloway, but you can call me Dr. H for short. I understand that you have an itchy cat. I have a few questions for you to get started so that I can provide some good advice for you and your cat moving forward.

I knoe the JA representative asked you this question already, but I did not see a yes or no response from you, does your cat have any evidence of flea?

(typically a flea comb can pick these up very well because fleas are good at hiding. Little black specs on the haircoat are a sign of flea dirt, if in doubt place a few specs on a paper towel and place 1 drop of water on the spec, then smear the spec on the paper towel through the drop, if there is a red streak where you spred the spec then this is typically positive for flea dirt)

Expert:  Drhollowayvet replied 9 months ago.

Hi this is Dr. H again I just wanted to check back in to see if you were able to resolve your issue with your pet from the other day. I did respond to your question but I haven't had a response back yet so I wanted to make sure everything was ok with your pet. If you have any additional questions or concerns feel free to return to the already opened chat and I will be happy to discuss those with you. Thanks!- Dr. H