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  1. Arti says:

    Cats can also develop skin reactions to a fewthing in their diet or a number of other substances present in the environment. Probably the most common cause is a hypersensitivity to flea saliva. There are a number of diseases that may result in over-grooming, often in response to intense itching or pain. See fleas and flea control in cats and the itchy cat – when it’s not fleas. Your cat will then be treated for any medical condition that is found but you may also be referred, if this is relevant to your cat’s situation, to a behaviourist who will identify and address any stressors which may have triggered or exacerbated the problem. As with any other behaviour problem or sign of illness you should consult your veterinarian as soon as possible. The patches can often appear symmetrical on either side of the body. The most common presentations are the belly, inside of the hind legs, the legs, front and back and across the flank. Over-grooming can occur on any part of the body that the cat can reach with its tongue.

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