|Purred: Sun May 7, '06 4:11pm PST |
|I overgroom, too--my lower belly rarely has any fur. When my foster brother, Ben, first came, the furless patch got bigger and I also started gnawing on my front leg until it got scabby.
Our mommy put a Feliway diffuser in the area where we spend most of our time, but it didn't make much of a difference to me. My brother, Arthur, loved it, though. He used to sit right next to it so he could breathe the aroma. Silly boy! I think that stuff like that works on some cats but not others.
Mommy got us some of the Bach's drops, too. She wasn't sure if it would work, so she tested it on herself first (hey, it says it's for humans, too! hehe). She didn't really notice a difference, but she figured it wouldn't hurt to try. We, of course, got one whiff of it and didn't want to have anything to do with it. I guess it might have helped if she'd realized that she was supposed to dilute it. Silly human! We might try it again sometime, since we still have an almost full bottle.
Eventually I started getting used to Ben and stopped biting my leg and the hairless patch on my belly shrank down to it's usual size. There's even some hair coming in there!
At my last vet checkup, mommy asked the dr. about meds that might help, but he didn't seem concerned enough about my compulsion to prescribe anything. I guess he thinks, like I do, that it's my fur and I can fix it any way I like!
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