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Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert
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Experience:  Expert in feline health and behavior. 20 years experience with cats.
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I have three cats - one cat has scabs up her spine and one

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I have three cats - one cat has scabs up her spine and one cat has scaps down by his tail and itches, the third cat has nothing. I used a flea comb on both cats with these scabs and found nothing, the scabs on the cat with them up her spine will brush off easily except around her tail area, could this be fleas even though I can't find them with the comb or see them in their bedding? And what type of treatment should I start with?

Hi Lisa,

I am sorry your fur kids are having this trouble.

It sounds like milary dermatitis which is an allergic reaction

Read more here:

Even if you do not see any fleas, one tiny bite can cause this reaction.

Yes, wash all their bedding because teeny flea eggs can hatch and bite the cats.

You can use advantage, frontline or revolution to control any fleas.Some are sold OTC in pet stores.

You can bathe them in dawn dish soap. Leave the lather on ten minutes. The foam will also kill fleas.

You can dab plain neosporin on any sores. It is mostly vaseline, hence safe to lick.

I sprinkle diatomaceous earth in corners of my apartment as it kills all
insects and is quite safe.

Get it at a garden shop or online:

I am in Florida where fleas/bugs/worms are active 24/7/365 and it works
like a charm for me.

I hope your babies and you get relief very fast.

If you have more questions just press reply and I will be here for you.

Best wishes,


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