My allergies started bothering me again and I’ve done some nibbling on my furs. It’s mostly limited to the inside of my left thigh, which you can you can see in this unglamorous photo. I’ve also nibbled a little spot from beneath my tail, but it’s not too bad.
Mom called the vet and he said it’s hard to know what’s causing my allergies to flare up.
Mom thinks I react to chicken and fish, so I’ve been eating food that doesn’t contain those ingredients. But since I eat a commercial cat food and not prescription there’s always the possibility that there’s some unlabeled chicken or fish in my food.
There could also be some allergen in the air that’s causing me problems. Who knows! Grrrr!
The vet said it was okay to give me some oral steroid again. It’s taken a long time to grow back my furs and I don’t want to feel that miserable again, or look like I did a year ago! I’ll never have all my tummy furs back, but we’re trying to keep all the furs on my legs and tail.
I’ve been on medications for 12 days and my nibbling has stopped. Mom is going to try giving the medication every other day, and check with the vet to get his recommendation on how to proceed. Steroids are not a good long-term solution, but it might be necessary to keep me from chewing my furs off.
For those of you who are experienced with steroids, Raven is getting 1/4 of a 5 mg prednisolone pill. I think that’s a fairly low dose but I’m going to try every other day and hope it keeps her allergies in check.