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How would you tell if your cat had fleas

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How would you tell if your cat had fleas
Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Cat Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

T​here are couple of ways to tell.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Cat Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

H​air loss over the lower back, or around the tail and thighs, is usually due to flea saliva allergy. The fleas most commonly bite over that area because it is harder for the pet to reach back there. If your cat is allergic to flea saliva, one flea bite may cause an allergic reaction. Other types of allergies usually present in other parts of the body and not usually over the lower back.

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A​nother way is to buy a flea comb online or at a pet store. Come over the lower back, making sure you get down to the skin, about 10 times. Take every thing you get and put it on a white paper towel. Add water. If anything turns rust-red colored that is digested flea blood.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Cat Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

Those are the two ways I would do it. Does that make sense to you? Do you have any other questions I may assist you with?When you are all set, please rate my answer so I know how I did. That also lets the website know your question has been responded to. Many Thanks

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