|Purred: Fri Feb 15, '13 11:57pm PST |
|So Skunkity has had problems with itchy skin on her neck for about 3 years. She has gone to the vet & derm numerous times and after all the tests they said to just change her food to a certain brand because she's not allergic to anything in it.
Fast forward 2 years to now and it's back not as bad as it was, but could be if I can't help her. She has always favored her left side to scratch away her fur and start drawing blood. Now it has started on the base of both of her ears and the only thing that can stop her is a inflatable cone that she pops, making it really difficult. A plastic cone does not fit her proper and makes everything from walking, litter box time, eating and drinking near impossible.
I've run out of options right now. I just changed her to a newer food in hopes that it will help some but that can take months to see a good response. Took her into a local vet that really didn't know what to do either.
Steroid shots for allergies do very little to aid. I was told by someone that giving a small dose of Children's Benadryl every 8 or so hours can dramatically reduce the itching sensation she has. Also would cleaning wipes be helpful and how about Hydrocortisone Spray?
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