Ethan's Efforts

Itchy Gotcha Day 2012

April 5th 2012 10:03 am
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It is nice to celebrate another Gotcha Day. I am so glad I got to come live at my house with my mom & dad.

Unfortunately I am not feeling too well these days. After various meds for stress, anxiety and allergies, it appears I do have food allergies. Nobody was sure whether it was stress or an allergy at first. The bad part is I hate the Duck and Pea allergy cat food! Yuck! The only way I will touch any is if my mom mixes some of my other food in with it but then that defeats the purpose of it. I am not supposed to have anything but the duck food. :( I have lost weight due to not eating. I am hungry & want to eat, just not that food. I am still itching like mad- all over but the worst is my face & ears. I look like I have been in a few cat fights due to me scratching my face. The antihistamines don't have much effect except to make me want to sleep all day. So what a mess. My mom has ordered some other allergy food for me to try and I hope it gets here soon. *sigh With already having heart problems & kidney failure I can't believe I can't even eat my favorite foods anymore. No treats either. What's a cat to do?

Thanks for thinking of me on my Gotcha Day, friends! Happy Easter!

Itchy purrs,
Ethan

 
Purred by: Laura W

April 5th 2012 at 1:11 pm

dood...we wood knot be wantin ta eat that stuff either......

eeeeeggggaaaaa

hay, pleez tell yur mom ta chek this link:

http://www.onlynaturalpet.com/search.aspx ?avs|Pet+Type=Cats&searchterms=foods+for%20allergi es

her doez knot hafta order from ther, but it mite gives her sum opt shuns for ewe

her mite also chek

wag.com

coz they will ship de food rite ta yur door, with any order over 49 $ for free...

they haz de allergen free in pea N salmon flavor there az well as pea N ...yep....stooooooooopiod burd chickn

hope de new stuff once it gets there ya like, purrhaps in de meentime she reely N trooly can give ewe fancy feast trout !!

( look for de green can !!)

happy gotcha day buddy

hugs N love frum TT
Purred by: Hilda (Catster Member)

April 5th 2012 at 4:30 pm

Purring you feel better soon! We've had some different brands of duck and we like some and not others, so your mom might want to try different brands (if she hasn't already). We like the Natural Balance wet duck and green peas at first, but then my sister quit liking it (we all still like the Nat. Balance dry duck and green peas. We all like the Evo wet duck food.
Purred by: Ashlynne (Catster Member)

April 5th 2012 at 8:05 pm

I'm so sorry you're itchy, Ethan. That can't feel good. Is there a different protein you could try? Rabbit, venison? I think Lola didn't like duck so much, either, but she liked venison. It still took a while of mixing her regular food with it to get her to eat the venison straight up. I hope you find something you like. We're purring for you.
Purred by: ZACK (Catster Member)

April 5th 2012 at 9:18 pm

Happy Gotcha Day!

Have you taken a look at Nature's Variety Instinct Food? They have canned duck, venison and rabbit. We LOVE the Rabbit. YUM!

We like wag too. You get the orders sometimes next day!
Purred by: Maytag (aka Tag the Terrible) (Catster Member)

April 5th 2012 at 9:25 pm

Purring that your itchies go away and that you will like your new food your mommy ordered. Maybe your mommy can go to Petco or PetsMart....they have a BIG selection of holistic and all natural foods....duck (never mind, you don't like duck), buffalo, venison, rabbit, salmon, etc.... Take care and hope you feel better soon.
Purred by: Alta (Catster Member)

April 6th 2012 at 3:48 am

purrs for you from me and the rest of the pride. i knowz what it is like to have hallergies. luckily mine are not to food. i would hate to give that up. hang tough and know you are in our thoughts.
Purred by: Ethan - Sweet Angel (Catster Member)

April 6th 2012 at 6:37 am

Wow thanks everyone for the great ideas! My mom is going to try much of them. I do like the salmon & peas but after 3 meals of it, am a bit bored with it. I like variety. I'll keep ya updated.
Purred by: alley cat angel (Catster Member)

April 6th 2012 at 9:31 pm

Oh sweet kitty Happy got cha day, so sorry you are feeling not so good, we do not know much about food allergy's but can you try the stage 2 baby food like is always suggested for sick kitties, I know you cannot live off of it but it might make nice treat. IT not sure if you can have it but if you can I bet you would love it.
Purred by: Ka - zar 1.6.1998 to 25.2.2014 (Catster Member)

April 7th 2012 at 4:03 am

Happy gotcha day mate. Bugger about the food allergies. I don't have allergies to food but I am allergic to fleas and if I don't get my flea treatment on time it makes me itch. it not much fun but I'm sure your mum will find something you can eat that you'll like. Sending purrs your way that this happens soon.
Purred by: Tabatha (Catster Member)

April 7th 2012 at 8:21 pm

Happy Diary Pick Ethan!

This is something you can ask your Vet if it's okay for you: I had itches too and used to get a Depo-medrol shot every few weeks which really helped. Then I didn't need it anymore after awhile, for many years.

Now I get it again to help with little bumps that are in my mouth which the vet found when she pulled out some teeth. So ask if it's good and safe for you to have that shot.

Another thing is most Vets don't mind when you go to another Vet for another opinion. Sometimes one vet specializes in something more than your vet does.

I hope this helps!

Love Tabatha xo
Purred by: Ethan - Sweet Angel (Catster Member)

April 10th 2012 at 8:19 am

Hi Tabatha- I can't have the depo-medrol shot nor any steroids due to my bad heart. The depo shot stays in your system a bit as you know so if you have a bad reaction not a lot can be done. My cardiologist said it has caused heart failure in some cats so she won't risk it. Between my cardiologist and my regular vet, it gives me 2 different opinions. But would not rule out a third if things don't go well. Thanks for your suggestions!!
Purred by: Blue II (Catster Member)

April 10th 2012 at 2:19 pm

Hey buddy, I am sorry to hear dat you are hafing such trouble wif allergies. De itching is for de birds! I hope dat your mom gets some of de new food soon. It is really a bummer dat you can't eat your fav foods anymore. I hope dat you will find a suitable replacement food...something dat you really like. You are in our thoughts and purrayers. Hang in dere!

Loving Purrs,

Blue II and Furmily
Purred by: Blue II (Catster Member)

April 10th 2012 at 2:38 pm

Hey buddy, I am sorry to hear dat you are hafing such trouble wif allergies. De itching is for de birds! I hope dat your mom gets some of de new food soon. It is really a bummer dat you can't eat your fav foods anymore. I hope dat you will find a suitable replacement food...something dat you really like. You are in our thoughts and purrayers. Hang in dere!

Loving Purrs,

Blue II and Furmily

 

Ethan - Sweet Angel


 

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