Our expert says:
A cat can lick/scratch for a multitude of reasons. The problem is trying to identify what the underlying aetiology is.
Your cat may have a flea allergy dermatitis, dermatophytosis/dermatomycosis, hypersensitivity, dietary intolerances etc. It is important that you ask your vet to try and identify what the problem may be or at least to undertake some diagnostic tests (skin scraping, woods lamp etc) to rule out what it is not.
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