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    Jon Plant, DVM, DACVD

    Dr. Plant is a board-certified veterinary dermatologist with multiple scientific publications to his name and over 20 years of clinical practice in both academic and private practice. He is the owner of the SkinVet Clinic (Lake Oswego, OR) and is the creator of RESPIT®, a unique and revolutionary approach to managing atopic dermatitis (“environmental allergies”) in both cats and dogs.

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    Flea Allergy Dermatitis in Cats

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    What is flea allergy dermatitis?


    Flea allergy dermatitis is a condition that affects both cats and dogs. Severe, prolonged itching in both cats and dogs, and an often-significant increase in grooming in cats are noticeable signs of the condition. Many pet owners are shocked to find out that flea allergy dermatitis can result from even very minimal and intermittent exposure to fleas – these pets are that sensitive and each flea may bite 50 times per day.  And because fleas can live year-round in many environments, cases of flea allergy dermatitis can be seen at any time of the year.

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    Topics: Cat Health, Fleas on Cats, Flea Allergies, Dermatitis

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