My cat has had problems with hypersensitivity near the base of his tail. He had fleas for a time, and I thought it was perhaps flea allergy dermatitis. I used Advantix II for large cats (he exceeded the suggested minimum weight requirements) for quite a while, and haven't seen any indication of fleas (flea dirt, etc) in months, but he still has the spot.
His fur there is filled with what looks like flakes of dead skin, and I can tell it bothers him as sometimes he will suddenly try so intensely to lick at it (I assume it itches), that he will spin around on the floor, and has fallen off my desk and bed several times, still spinning about frantically trying to lick at it. It also causes him to seize up to an extent if I accidentally brush it while picking him up or petting him.
Money is very tight, or I would have taken him to a vet some time ago. Any ideas what this might be, and if it's something I can treat myself or will it require vet care?
- He is neutered
- Around 9 - 10 years old
- Eats dry food (normally for sensitive stomach or hairball care) and this hasn't changed recently.
- He is longhaired