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Q. No fleas in my house and kitten doesnt go outside.She has already had a shot for ear mites. Why does she keep scratching patches of her fur off?

Answered By
DR. LEIGH PUSATERI, DVM

A. She could possibly still have ear mites, have an allergy, a bacterial skin infection, or ringworm. Have her recheck by your veterinarian to determine the exact cause. Your veterinarian can look in her ears and see if there is any evidence of mites and could do a fungal culture to rule out ringworm. Once a diagnosis is made, your veterinary can prescribe the appropriate medications. I recommend treating her with revolution for the next couple months to make sure she doesn't have any fleas and it will treat ear mites, as well.


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