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Posted by: T | 2009/12/07

Kittens hairloss

i have two 10 week old kittens, they have had their first innoculations and are due for their second ones soon (waiting for snuffles to be gone). They are rescued kittens and were taken from their mom very early. They had snuffles recently and were on antibiotics for two weeks, there last day on the meds today. They have been dewormed and defleaed and are on a good food. The problem is for the last 2 weeks i felt scabs behind their ears and a bit on their neck, i left it because i thought that it might be an allergic reaction to the flea bites, the fleas have been gone a week now and the scabs are still there and getting worse, so i thought maybe its from playing rough with each other. But on Sunday morning one had a patch of hair missing at the base of his ear which was raw and the other had a big patch missing on the back of his neck, wich was still scabby and by mid day a small section on his neck started bleeding. Even though they have been treated for the snuffles ones eye was starting to droop yesterday i gave him some eye drops and its normal again. they sneezed a few times on the weekend but i did have them in the garden alot for the first time so maybe its the plants.

What i want to know is, what could be causing the hair loss and raw skin and is it safe to stop the meds for snuffles when they still seem to be displaying symptoms. The antibiotics has run its full course twice with the one kitten and once with the other to stop reinfection.

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Dear T

It sounds like flea bite allergy and the signs can persist for a few weeks even without fleas. Snuffles also take a while to get better and the cats do not need antibiotic after antibiotic course to sort this out. Try a few drops of Olbas oil on the bedding.

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Posted by: Cybervet | 2009/12/08

Dear T

It sounds like flea bite allergy and the signs can persist for a few weeks even without fleas. Snuffles also take a while to get better and the cats do not need antibiotic after antibiotic course to sort this out. Try a few drops of Olbas oil on the bedding.

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