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Comments On - My Cat Has Black Specks in Her Fur

Liz    nashville, TN

12/21/2014 3:18:29 PM

My cat gets black specks on his chin. They do not turn red in water and they get worse when I brush him. They do not easily come off. I've seen dogs with black patches on their skin that she'd terribly when they are washed. Wondering if this could be the same thing?

Liz    Sarasota, FL

11/13/2012 11:50:16 AM

What if the specks don't "bleed"? I can't find any fleas, and my cat isn't scratching. I thought it was fleas too, but now I don't think so. I have no idea what all these black specks in her fur are.

Vendetta    McMinnville, TN

9/27/2012 9:46:49 PM

I remember when I first learned that the black specks were flea poop. My cat sleeps with me and every morning I use a hand vac to clean up any lose hair from the sheets. Well I started seeing all this black pepper like substance where my cat had laid. I looked it up on the Internet and sure enough, it was flea poop. I had to clean everything and disinfect. Wow what a job! I used lice shampoo for humans to shampoo her in. I did it twice and put her on Advantage. I had her on Frontline but that never worked for her. She is mostly an indoor cat but I take her outside for a little fresh air.

Miranda    Milton, WI

9/9/2012 7:01:30 PM

my cat is highly alergic to flea medicine. what should i do.

Kristina    k town, AK

12/12/2010 6:14:11 PM

Thank you very much, i am searching for the same answer as this person. I know that my cat has flea's, but while trying to get rid of them i find the little black pepper like flakes in her fur, and i wondered for awhile if they were flea eggs.. i wasn't sure..

Giselle    New York, NY

3/7/2010 2:57:29 AM

I've seen flea dirt on many cats, working with a rescue, and on my own pets, however I now have a pet that's showing tiny specks of 'dirt' much smaller than flea poop, especially on his head area (he doesn't have acne) could this be mite dirt???

Kristina    Rochester, MN

10/13/2008 6:40:31 AM

I never knew that!

Sue    3 Oaks, MI

10/7/2008 5:43:12 PM

Great reminder for kitty care!

Sheryl    Casa Grande, AZ

10/7/2008 4:42:50 PM

Things I already knew, but a reminder never hurts!

Moni    Boise, ID

10/7/2008 7:42:16 AM

Good to know.

Shannon    Danville, IL

10/6/2008 3:26:30 PM

Great article!!!

Linda    Mandeville, LA

10/3/2008 8:05:11 PM

Great article. Program shots from your vet is EXCELLENT for flea control and last 6 months.

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