(Closed) Small, Slightly Itchy Bumps?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

I think it’s either fleas or hives.  Have you changed soaps/shampoo recently?  My suggestion is to carefully look at your cat, if you find any black or red flakes in her fur, then she has fleas.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Just a thought because I just had it- could you have come in contact with poison ivy or poison oak? Have you been doing any yardwork? Have you eaten anything different?

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Allergic reaction to new food/clothes/skin product?

Maybe even chicken pox if you never had it as a kid or were never vaccinated?

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

Okay, so I just adopted a new kitten and she had fleas.  I didn’t notice until a few days after.  I have two other cats and I had to this all to them as well.  Trim your cat’s claws, b/c she’ll probably scratch if her claws aren’t trimmed, be careful not to clip the cliq (pinkish area).  What I do is to fill the kitchen sink with water warm water (not too hot but warm), slowly place your cat in the water, hold by the front and back paws together and hold her down in there for two minutes with only her head above water, have someone massage her fur.  Then get some dawn, use very little and lather the cat, rinse the cat gently a few times, then use flea shampoo (I use natural sentry flea shampoo), it smells like spice but make sure you rinse like the other ways.  Prepare a bowl of diluted HOT bleach water, then take a comb, a flea comb is best and gently comb in the opposite direction of how you pet while holding the cat in a towel.  If you find a flea, quickly remove it (it’ll be a bit difficult to pull it out) and put it in the hot bleach water.  Then stick your cat in the bathroom where she’s closed off.  Vacuum the entire apartment/house, be sure to focus on the baseboards.  Then buy IGR spray, I use adams flea and tick home and carpet spray from walmart.  The best thing is to take your cat out of the place but it’s okay if you seal her in a room.  Spray all over, pay attention to around furniture, baseboards, cracks and crevices, where your cat lays alot.  Make sure you thoroughly wash all your laundry (bedding, towels, any clothes in baskets). You may have to repeat this two weeks later.

EDIT: Make sure the smell and the carpet is dry before you let your cat out.  Also, make sure you put the food and water dish in a cabinet.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

You can use the IGR spray on the couches.  I would vacuum them and then use the IGR spray.  It does not stain, just spray 3 ft from a surface!  My friends vet also suggested Ectokyl IGR.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Could also be bed bugs…

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Although I guess since your Fiance doesn’t have it, it might not be bed bugs. What about sun rash? I used to get that at the start of every summer if I didn’t wear enough sun screen.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

Oh and I failed to mention, you should by some CAT advantix/advantage spot treatment.  It’s the best, I use CAT frontline plus but my vet says the rest of them can kill cats (hartz, biospot, etc).  Never use dog spot treatment.  Make sure you apply the spot treatment to one spot between the neck and shoulder blades so your cat can’t lick it off.  You can purchase this stuff from petsmart or your vet. 

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