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Itchy Cat

My cat is so itchy.  He's got little tiny bumps under his chin, behind both ears (right one is worse).  He very rarely goes out.  And when he does, he's not out for more than maybe 10 minutes.  He's 2.5 years old,weighs about 15 pounds, and has short fur.  His diet hasn't changed in the whole time I've had him.  Flea stuff doesn't seem to help him either.  Any suggestions?
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874521 tn?1424120397
hi this is so very common anymore....and almost ALL the time is due to food allergies, mainly grains in their food.(cheap additives). is your kitty fed dry food? these are the worst for allergies. the best possible advice I can give you is to change to a CANNED food with NO grains...kitty's don't like this very much b/c of course like us they love carbs...so its like going from french fries to broccoli, so you can't do it over night. do a  50/50 mix and gradually have him totally OFF dry carb loaded food.
I will send you this site just to do some additional reading on food allergies and itchies..
however I DO NOT recommend the DRY PRESCRIPTION foods they advertise on the page.....they are dry for one, and loaded with grains as well as very expensive.
I DO NOT also recommend the cortisone treatment mentioned...this is only a band aide and steroids lead to many other health issues for kitty...post again if we can help.
btw. it would also help to try a different litter....and stop all chemicals in your home, b/c itchies can also be a contact or inhaled allergy...but food is the most common.

http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_food_allergies.html
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242912 tn?1402547092
Just to add to Opus' excellent advice, if you're feeding from a PLASTIC dish, change to ceramic...or anything other than plastic which can harbor bacteria causing breakouts.  
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874521 tn?1424120397
excellent point Jade...forgot the most obvious cause of feline acne....absolutely use preferably glass or metal dishes...NOT plastic!!!!
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