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My kitten keeps itching behind his ears. He had Revolution applied on him yesterday and the vet gave him a shot. Is it - Answered by a verified Cat Veterinarian.
Cats don't usually have ear problems, but when they do, it's often because of ear mites. Cats, dogs and even humans can get ear mites. The most common culprits are members of the Otodectes cynotis species. (It's noteworthy that all mites and ticks are a subclass of the arachnid family, which is typically associated with spiders and scorpions.) Signs of infestation are obvious: your cat keeps scratching and shaking his head and he's constantly holding his inflamed ear against his head. Check his ears to confirm. You may not be able to see their pinhead-sized bodies, but the dark, gooey waste they strew about inside your cat's ear is hard to miss. In the short-term, they cause itchiness and irritation. If left untreated, they can cause infections and, eventually, deafness.
My Cat keeps "twitching" on the back half of his body...he seems to startle, jump up and runs into a different room, like something is on him? Up to date on shots, we use frontline plus...what could this be?
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Why Is My Cat Licking And Scratching
Lately my inside cat keeps scratching under his chin. He is doing it often. I thought i might have tracked a flea in so i put flea medicine on him but it didn't help. I can feel a little bump under his chin when i search and he likes when i scratch it. Other than that he still acts normal, same diet, still purs, just itches like crazy. Any suggestions?
Answer By Kate Hi well it could be a skin allergy of some sort or perhaps a small bite. the trouble is that it really needs to be looked at by a vet for a proper diagnosis.
It really depends on how long he has the itch for. If it is for a couple of days and if he does not appear ro be il in any other way, then I would wait to see if the itch subsides and goes away. he may have had fleas and been biten and it will take a while for the effects of this to wear off.
If it is a long term problem then I would take him to the vets for a closer examination of the area.
Best wishes and I hope the problem is sorted out soon
My cat has got into a fight with my other cat who hit her ear or something and her ear began to swell and them it shriveled up and now it's bloody and she keeps. Screening it and it's twitching . Please helpI have an outside cat that got into a fight a while back and his ear has been bothering him ever since, he keeps scratching at it until it bleeds I keep cleaning it up and just as its about to heal he scratchs at it again. Is there anything I could put on it to stop the itching?