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My eyes are also itchy and water to the point of me looking like I'm crying, have become quite red and I have been unable to wear my contact lenses or eye makeup for almost 6 months. Is this likely to be my allergies just getting worse? It's so much more extreme than my hayfever has ever been and I have tried all the antihistamines and combinations of them but seem to get absolutely no relief!
Something I hadn’t done in 12 years. Then I started to get allergies to everything. Food, cat, dog. Everything I went near I had a reaction to. Then I couldn’t be around any perfume or smells or I would get a severe asthma attack. I couldn’t go into my apartment for more than 15 minutes without coughing and my eyes itching and just being miserable. I stopped eating all yeast and sugar and ate only vegetables and protein. Still….no help. The smallest little thing would set me off.
As it turned out it was almost a complete waste, but the kitty shrink did say she thought it was allergies, but added that the cat should continue seeing her as well. I took the cat off of his psyche meds and returned to our original vet, he decided to biopsy the 5 areas where the fur was gone. That was useless as well. The vet decided to then test him for allergies and it came back that he was allergic to 32 different things.
this condition is very common, if you click on a blue tag just above 'post a question' where it says 'about this forum' you will see a sub title ARCHIVES where you can do alot of reading from previous posts.. this is 99% of the time due to ALLERGIES..allergies in cats affect their skin, I will send you a link for reading..the only thing I do not agree with on the article is the use of cyclosporine or steroids...
org/posts/Cats/Cat-licking-her-hair-off---allergies-or-stress/show/146#post_7408694 sorry my copy and paste isn't working properly this a.
It may well be the cat litter. The all natural without perfume is best, but with all natural you have to change it often and keep it scooped because it will grow bacteria that can cause urinary tract infections and kidney infections....all litter will do this. I do house calls for my cats and it is so much easier. I heard a butcher tell me years ago that he fed his cats cooked chicken and rice. I don't know if that is balanced or not. I know they need grass or greens too.
Hi, I have adopted a middle aged cat named Rudolph, age estimated at about 7 by the vet, from a shelter about one and a half months ago. He adjusted well to the environment and seems to be happy. The only issue is that he is throwing up a big hairball about once every week that comes out with pretty much the whole last meal he had. He is just a short haired cat and he is being brushed regularly and doesn't even shed that much hair at all.
Hi, Sorry to hear about your severe allergies. I know of an item you can try that is natural and will not have any of the side effects like those of the antibiotics. It is a Agaricus mushroom extract called Agarigold. I know that it boosts your immune system and will combat your allergies. Succumbing to allergies is a result of a compromised immune system. You can read what is can do here, as well as what it has done for others: http://****.
The dizziness resembled being carsick, with lightheadedness and occasional moments of nausea and feeling faint (but I never passed out). I had a CAT scan and blood work twice, and so far no diagnosis for the dizziness/fatigue. It got better for a few weeks but last week I began to have dizzy spells again, this time accompanied by maxillary sinus pressure. I had just switched allergy medications, from Nasonex to generic Flonase, right at the time my symptoms returned.
We have now switched to 1mg of Budesonide a day to help with the inflammation and to try and bring the diabetes under control, we are giving our cat 1cc of insulin a day and we have switched his diet to Nature's Variety Instinct brand of cat food in the rabbit formulation. Our cat also gets 1/2 tablet of viokase 16 before each meal to help him digest his food as he was having very loose stools and urinating throughout the house.
As mentioned more details are needed to maybe off more advice. In my years of practice I have seen allergies just about anything you can name (mainly fleas, environment and foods).
It's also cheaper than buying cat food. If it's not food allergies, you may want to try a natural(raw) diet anyway- it will raise her immunity and perhaps relieve her allergies.
Initially, we thought our cat had an all black nose, but it peeled off like you say happens with your cat. She ended up having a fungal infection called cryptocaucus.
My kitty who was born and raised in the desert has began licking all the fur off her tummy after 1 1/2 months in our new city. I took her to her new vet here in town and we tried the prednisone treatment. It worked, and we had her on it for over a month. I heard it is bad to have a steroid as a long term treatment, so I decided to take her off of it. Especially since she is heavy and at risk for diabetes... This wasn't a good choice to keep her on the prednisone treatment.
For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
We got some other kind made by Arm and Hammer that was supposed to have natural cedar shavings or something, but the cat didn't care for it (we tried switching slowly). We use Purina indoor cat formula in the morning and give her a teaspoon of wet food at night along with less of the Purina- using Whiska pouches currently- often tuna as that is seems a favorite food of hers but experimenting.
I was wondering if anyone would consider NAET for eliminating their allergies. NAET is Natural Allergy Elimination Technique. I suppose it falls into the category of Energy Medicine, or maybe hocus-pocus! However, I tried it with my son, and it worked. Unfortunately, the only thing my son seemed to be allergic to at the time, was grass and cat hair, so these were the only allergies he was "cured" of. The practitioner was very professional, and highly educated.
Saw 2 ENTs before finally being referred to an allergy specialist and had the testing done- found dust, pollenn, cat etcs allergies. I have horrible face/neck pain, headaches and a feeling of my throat being constantly clogged up. It has made me so down I keep crying and feels like its taking over my life. Im meant to be marrying next year and should be the happiest ive ever been, but instead of that some days i feel like giving up. I don't want to live like this.
If you find out that the wine is the culprit, check out sulfite allergies. Everything in the onion and garlic family is in the natural sulfite family, not just grapes.
this all started when I got the 2nd cat, who had mites, but the itching never stopped even after the treatment... which i was trying to explain above. Also, it seems as if he started loosing the weight before I changed the food... It seems as if everyone is pretty much on the same page, that he may be OC... hopefully the pheromone plug in and collar help... I'll let you all know how that goes. P.S. Is it possible for a cat to be allergic to other cats and/or dogs saliva, hair, or dander?
You can research this under Eosinophlic Complex, its a hard issue to resolve, I have a cat with this also. does your cat also have skin/sores that are a manifestation of EGC? I would wonder why you Vet is treating her with antibiotics when the UA test was normal, this indicates there should be no bladder infection. However a high Urea/bun does indicate Kidney disease...this to my knowledge is usually not treated with antibiotics...
org/posts/Cats/CAT-Allergies/show/1967931 ps.I DO NOT agree with the so called natural remedies mentioned, these can be ingested when a cat licks themselves and many products like these are dangerous...
So, talk to the vet about this food. With food allergies, the best treatment is for the cat to stay on a hypoallergenic food. If one doesn't work, there are others. Keep trying until you find the one for your cat. Hills r/d you can find at Petsmart, but talk to the vet about it. Many cat owners have found that Hills R/D works. I would like to know what has been done to your kitty. Usually, biopsy and endoscopy is the best choice to decide what the cat has and what the treatment should be.
Luckily, this food also works wonders for cats with food allergies, who experience what your cat is going through. The food is Hill’s d/d. Good Luck.
My cat has allergies that cause skin breakouts, I've done the steroid route and this works for awhile, now using a change in food and omega 3's and so far he has only had one small breakout that lasted only 2 days and didn't go on to become open and raw sores. My question is, I've read that sometimes benadryl at .25mg per pound can be successful in cats. Is this also avail in topical form rather than using systemically?
I have a retired persian show cat. He has the very flat face. He was a rescue cat and I have had him about 3months. I also have 2 humiliations, I bought as baby's. They are 9 years old and the rescue cat is 12. The rescue cat does not meow but he makes funny noises. He slurps his food up in a hurry then he is steady sneezing non stop and blowing his nose. No discharge of any type comes out. This goes on for quite awhile. He was starved to death and on deaths door when I first got him.
could also well be food allergies. I will send you a website to learn more of this. food allergies usually do also involve a breakout on the skin but not always. and yes it could be stress related.
It went away on its own although I did give him antibiotics (a waste of money since the kitten gave URI to my older cat, I didn’t give my older cat ANYTHING and now they’re both fine) So, it may go away on its own. How long has the cat been sneezing? I know it’s sad to see them sneeze so many times in a row. Seeing that in my kitten made me pretty sad. But you definitely want to let the vet know that treatment didn’t work. Do you remember if the vet told you what type of URI your cat has?
One can develop too much tolerance for the antihistamine if one doesn't take a break from using it, so I'm applying this same thing to the cat. I generally do natural health as much as I can for myself, so I'm doing what I can to follow the same thing for the cat. She is actually doing better with just the Zyrtec and diet change. My vet wanted her to take the steroid for allergies. I gave it to her before, but I don't think it made enough difference to risk her long term overall health.
Sadly, there is little evidence to back up that claim. In fact, when reviewing confirmed food allergies among dogs, corn and rice have the same number of cases (about 2.4% of all allergies). Beef, wheat, and dairy continue to be the leading reasons for food allergies. Could corn eventually rise up higher? Certainly…given it’s prevalence in many diets, it has that potential, but until your pet is proven allergic to corn through elimination diets, I wouldn’t worry about it.
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