|Purred: Wed Nov 9, '11 7:12pm PST |
|Good evening. I have a 12 year old indoor female Siamese. She started developing minor skin issues about a year ago (itchy/flaky), and after taking her to the vet we determined she was extremely allergic to fleas, even just one bite (even though she is indoors and we have no other pets). We got her started on flea meds and a round of corticosteroids and she healed quickly. Recently, she started scratching (still on monthly flea meds) and so we tried another round of the steroids, and it did not help. She has gotten progressively worse, to the point that she has a 3x3" area on her neck that she digs at to the point that it is bare flesh and bleeds/oozes. She also has raw spots at various points on her body (above eyes, base of tail, top of head). She is on an all-natural food for seniors with no additives or grain, and also takes probiotic supplements and omega 3's. I have tried a cone (which only inhibits some of the area being scratched), and wrapping her in bandages (which worked and the major wound began to heal, until she gets the bandages off). I don’t know what else to do.
Please do not suggest another trip to the vet; she is considered "untreatable" as even sedated she violently attacks the staff (she has never liked leaving her home and becomes literally insane). (Although at home she is a cuddle bug and sweet). Even with her behavior, she was seen approx. 6 months ago and has no fleas, no mites, etc. Any suggestions would be extremely helpful. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!!!
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