FLEAS are BAD
Boo Here to talk to you about Fleas ... you see I am allergic to fleas!
So 1 little flea bite makes me more than miserable.
The bite from a single flea will have a minimal effect on a normal cat, but a cat with flea allergy will experience immediate itching and swelling. Flea allergy is the feline allergic skin disorder most commonly found. Cats that have it are hypersensitive to fleabites; their skin becomes inflamed, irritated and itchy in reaction to allergen in the saliva that fleas pass into the skin when they bite. The skin reaction and intense itching can lead to hair loss and skin lesions.
Common symptoms include increased grooming, rubbing, or scratching; loss of hair; crusts or erosions of the skin; and red scab-like bumps. Red, raised skin lesions also can be noted. Fleas or flea feces may be found in the fur.
Flea allergy is the most common feline allergic skin disorder, affecting cats with an abnormal sensitivity to saliva fleas inject into the skin when they bite. In reaction to fleabites, allergic cats will have inflammation and irritation of their skin—not to mention intense itchiness. Hair loss and skin lesions can result when a cat scratches or bites its irritated skin. Several different skin lesions can result from the allergic reaction, but miliary dermatitis, which consists of raised bumps with a dried blood scab, is the most common lesion noted.
I am sure at this point you are wondering where Im going with this ... well ....
I was itchy,
and fussy ....
not to mention the scabbs and sores on my back ...
Momy took me to the V-E-T!
You will NEVER guess what they did to me ...