Fleas are an everyday hazard of owning pets, regular flea treatment is essential to keep our pets (and homes) flea-free.
Most cats find fleas itchy and irritating but for some they are a much bigger problem because they are allergic to the bites. A cat that is allergic to flea bites will have a skin reaction every time they’re bitten which causes intense itching and inflammation of the skin; similar to a person who is allergic to mosquitoes.
A poorly managed flea allergy is likely to cause severe skin disease and illness.
Fortunately, with treatment from your vet and good flea control, a cat with a flea allergy can live a perfectly normal, happy life.