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She has scabs all over, they are dry, and I can pick them…

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She has scabs all...

She has scabs all over, they are dry, and I can pick them off.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?

Fluffy, about 4 years old

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Fluffy?

Not that I can think of

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 9 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 9 months ago

I am sorry you are worried about Fluffy. The most common reasons for small scabs all over a cat is an allergic reaction, often to flea bites. Starting Fluffy on a good flea product (Seresto collar, Bravecto, Frontline, Advantage) is likely going to help take care of the problem.

Even if you see no fleas, it still can be a flea allergy. I once saw a bald cat, and you think you could see fleas on a bald cat! The owners and I never saw fleas, but once they started using Advantage, and got her flea free, all her hair grew back.

Please let me know if this is helpful and what other questions I can answer.

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Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 9 months ago

I did not hear back from you; I hope you were able to see my response. How is she doing; do you have any other questions?

Please let me know if my answer was helpful.

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