My cat has scabs and scratches all over her back

She hasn't got fleas and she has had a worming tablet lately Also i have been washing her twice a day with a antibacterial wash from the vets. It does seem to be getting better is there anything else I should be doing?

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    By: Kara McCarty El Segundo, CA

    Replied on 04/19/2011

    Some cats are so allergic to flea bites it only takes one a month to keep them miserable and itchy. You may wish to treat your house for fleas, if you haven't already, and check your other pets, if you have them, for evidence of fleas. Treating all pets in the house, whether symptomatic or not, will help protect her. You may even wish to try a different flea prevention as fleas can become resistant to products over time. Other possibilities are allergies to food or inhaled pollens or dust. You may wish to try a hypoallergenic diet or some antihistamines and fatty acid/omega-3 supplements. Kara, DVM

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