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Laurie
August 2nd 08, 11:01 PM
About a year ago, one of my cats started scratching areas of her skin
until she got bloody sores, so I took her to the vet. He did a skin
scraping and found nothing, and he also put some tape on her skin,
pulled it off, and looked for mites, and still found nothing. He
recommended a skin specialist, who I took the cat to. This skin
specialist also found nothing, but gave me some kind of anti-itch liquid
medicine which helped the cat but wasn't supposed to be given long
term. It has since spread to my other cats! She had some improvement
for a month or so, then it came roaring back so I took her to a
different skin specialist, who found no mites, no fungus, etc... but
said she had "environmental allergies" to mold, dustmites, pollen. The
cat NEVER goes outdoors, by the way. None of mine ever have. Well he
gave me the same anti-itch medicine to give her for a short time, it
helped her tremendously, but now it's back. All her skin is pink, and
she's got bloody sores all over. But the other cats in the house also
have little scabs all over their backs and itch constantly. How could
ALL of my cats suddenly develop "environmental allergies"? I don't
believe it. Has anyone got any clues at all as to what this could be?
I don't believe it's a food allergy either because like I said, all my
cats within the past year and a half have suddenly got scabs all over,
although none is as bad as the one we've been taking to the vet. Thanks
for any help!

Rene S.
August 4th 08, 01:52 PM
What kind of food are you feeding? Have you tried a wet, grain-free
food? Corn is often an allergen.

I highly recommend reading this book:
http://www.amazon.com/Pet-Allergies-Alfred-Plechner/dp/0961545208/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1217854333&sr=8-1

Rhonda[_3_]
August 6th 08, 06:22 AM
Is there anything new you've been using this year, or using more often?
Different detergent on the bed linen, new carpet shampoo, anything at
all? Do you get them groomed, did the groomer change products? Any
possibility of a mold growing in your house?

I think I'd try a limited ingredient diet for food allergy cats, just to
illiminate that as a possibility. Our cat was on that diet, we used IVD
brand. Your one cat could have something different than the others, you
never know.

I found this site, it looks interesting you might want to run through
the causes:

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=1&cat=1338&articleid=203

Good luck!

Rhonda


Laurie wrote:
> About a year ago, one of my cats started scratching areas of her skin
> until she got bloody sores, so I took her to the vet. He did a skin
> scraping and found nothing, and he also put some tape on her skin,
> pulled it off, and looked for mites, and still found nothing. He
> recommended a skin specialist, who I took the cat to. This skin
> specialist also found nothing, but gave me some kind of anti-itch liquid
> medicine which helped the cat but wasn't supposed to be given long
> term. It has since spread to my other cats! She had some improvement
> for a month or so, then it came roaring back so I took her to a
> different skin specialist, who found no mites, no fungus, etc... but
> said she had "environmental allergies" to mold, dustmites, pollen. The
> cat NEVER goes outdoors, by the way. None of mine ever have. Well he
> gave me the same anti-itch medicine to give her for a short time, it
> helped her tremendously, but now it's back. All her skin is pink, and
> she's got bloody sores all over. But the other cats in the house also
> have little scabs all over their backs and itch constantly. How could
> ALL of my cats suddenly develop "environmental allergies"? I don't
> believe it. Has anyone got any clues at all as to what this could be?
> I don't believe it's a food allergy either because like I said, all my
> cats within the past year and a half have suddenly got scabs all over,
> although none is as bad as the one we've been taking to the vet. Thanks
> for any help!
>
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