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My male cat has been overly cleaning s nd quarters. At 1st

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My male cat has been overly cleaning his hind quarters. At 1st it was just normal cleaning, now he will stop playing to clean. He goes after the area rather aggressively, with chewing being a factor as well. I have checked him for parasites, which are not present
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations cats can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the cat's name?
Customer: George
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about George?
Customer: He's 2 1/2 yrs old. Has been on the same diet since he was a kitten. He is an indoor kitty. I have also noticed he seems much more jumpy/skiddish than maybe 4months ago
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 3 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

How long has he had these signs?

Any new treats or tidbits being fed? Does his diet have any "new recipes"?

What flea treatment do you use? How long ago was it applied?

Any discomfort, swelling, redness or sores around his rectum?

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