Bumpy skin on back.
Age: 2-5 years
My cat BonBon has a significant amount of dry, bumpy, itchy, red skin on her back and stomach. What do you recommend I do to help her feel better? She might have fleas. We also have another cat and two more dogs. Could that have affect on her? The cats and dogs all get along very well though. Do you recommend medications or food? Please contact me as soon as possible. Cole Sturges - Andersen
Dr. Marie replied:
Thanks for your question. There definitely is a chance that these skin problems are because of fleas.
You mentioned that she has bumpy itchy skin on her back. Is it in this area?
This is one of the most common areas to see a problem because of fleas.
In some cases, when we get rid of the fleas, the skin problem goes away. But sometimes there can be infection present as well. If this is the case then she would need antibiotics from your vet.
To get rid of fleas, please don't use a pet store product. They simply don't work. Here are some flea products that I recommend:
If it is due to fleas then you need to treat all of the animals in the house because otherwise the fleas will just keep reproducing.
I hope they do ok!
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