What makes your cat tick? Keep your cat healthy and happy and share cat fun with Dr Kate
Jan 23, 2013
Although I couldn't find a flea on poor old Stripey the pattern of hair loss over his rump is typical of flea allergy dermatitis. The broken hair shafts and sparse hair coat are evidence that Stripey has been overgrooming trying to get rid of the pesky little insects.
The fleas are out in full force with the recent hot and occasionally humid weather.
Flea allergic cats like Stripey should be treated with a flea product like Advantage or Frontline every month without fail to keep flea numbers in the household to a minimum.
Stripey's sister was also treated even though she had no obvious signs of fleas.
I gave Stripey some allergy treatment as well. He should soon be more comfortable and able to get on with life.