|Purred: Sun Jun 2, '13 6:13am PST |
|We have been going through something similar with Socrates. He is terribly allergic to fleas, but we got those cleared out in December and have been on the vet recommended topical flea control since November. Havent even seen a flea since December on either Socrates or Pita (siamese, so easy to spot fleas on with her light fur). Given his history with fleas I know what to look for, and I used to know how to help, usually after the topical product has set in 3-5 days I would give him a soothing bath with epi-soothe and he would be back to normal (after he dried off and stopped glaring daggers at me).
Now, there are no fleas, no bites, but constant itching and scratching. The only thing that helps for a short time are the steroid shots from the Vet but we dont want to stay on those due to age and overweight. I literally just gave him a bath with the epi-soothe and when i brushed him he was back to being super itchy. The vet is at a loss as we have ruled out food allergies, we know there are not fleas, the fact that bathes are doing no good at all to even kind of soothe him is concerning becasue it points to a non environmental cause.
I'm taking him in on Wednesday to see where we can go from here, blood tests or something, and as much as I want to avoid another shot, he i so itchy that I just want him to have relief even if it only lasts a week.. Another strange part is that he is itchy on his lower back, and his front paws, his chest, and right behind his ears. The inflatable donut only works to keep him from getting at his chest and back of ears (yes we've checked for mites as well) but he can still reach the base of his tail so he is still tearing his hair out there, and gnawing up his front legs. I've been trying natural products to help sooth itchy skin, I've tried the sprays and lotions and shampoos and conditioners. Nothing is easing this itch. Has anyone found any relief for their itchy cat when fleas, food, and parasites have been ruled out?? We need some help out here!!!
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