Q. I have a cat that iv had for 12 years nd she is just now getting sick. Her sikn is all itchy, red, and scabbed up. And now when I pet her I get itchy
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS
A. Have you flead her lately? if not you might want to flea her as fleas are the most common reason for itching in cats, if you get itchy as well that would explain it.
Another less common reason is mite infestation, this can be very itchy and you can catch it as well. the treatment for mite infestation is usually ivermaectin or a flea spot on called Advocate - i recommend using the Advocate as a flea spot on this way you will kill two birds in one go.