Cat Back leg scratching

by Alison Waumsley

Our cat has taken to hunkering down on all fours and then scratching with her back legs. It is is done in a variety of places but her favourite spot is on the carpet by the lounge/kitchen door. Any thoughts why?

Answer from KAte
This would suggest a parasite or skin issue in that area.

fleas and other mites are fond of this back leg area and is often one of the first places you notice them.

Your cats behavior is definitely a sign that is is in some distress from the itching or biting and so the sooner you can discover the cause the better.

i have some pages which you may find of further help in this matter

best wishes Kate

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back legs scratching/scraping
by: liptugga

sorry kate but I don't think you have visualised what is happening
we have two lads here both brothers and Burmese

what the op is describing is what both my lads do

the hunker down over a shoe or any other spot and with there back legs scratch/scrape the back legs over the shoe or a certain part of the rug

it is like they are attracted to it and are scent marking it
my two lads never did this until around 6 months ago there 6 years old but still act like there 6 months old

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