Cat allergies humans

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611067 tn?1458595083 My cat does the same thing. I've had her looked at and they kept saying it was probably allergies. She also gets a weepy eye from time to time and I have to get an ointment to put in her eye. This last time we decided to try antibiotics in case it was some sort of viral bacteria or something. I've heard herpes in cats can cause these type symptoms too. You might want to get that checked out. Otherwise, it's probably just allergies.
1206168 tn?1280370831 I have had my cat for many years and have no allergies to her. I have seen a couple doctor's over a month for symptoms of swollen lymph nodes on/off (always present) , numb throat, ringing of the ears, and my brian felt like it was swelling largly at one time. All these symptoms look as if i have a major sinus infection. I have taken amoxicillin, z pak, nasal sprays, and ibuprofen.
Avatar f tn The vet said that cats can have OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder, just like us humans can. The antidepressant had really helped the cat a lot. Also, it is well worth looking into the possibility of your kitty being hyperthyroid. Thyroid probs are well-known to cause behavior problems. Please ask your vet about all of the suggestions here, we don't want you to waste money either. I'd be willing to bet that these ideas will improve things for you and kitty BIG time!
Avatar f tn 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.
3170462 tn?1344721152 Cats? Allergies? Cat allergies? Do these specialists have a title or a specific field of study that I can begin searching for one by?
5347058 tn?1381192026 sensitive commonly to a preservative or ingredient in dry kibble type food. grain allergies are common in cats and most cat foods are full of unnecessary grains just b/c they are 'cheap' fillers for the manufacturer, they do absolutely nothing for the diet!!! there are some 'grain free' diets on the market that may be a worth a trial. EVO, Wellness and Natures Variety are a few. cats can also suffer from environmental allergies....such as what you decide with your kitty.....
Avatar f tn can humans develope asthma from severe reaction to many flea bites. my cat developed asthma from them.
681148 tn?1437665191 It seems like Akira has seasonal allergies and dust allergies in addition to her food allergies. Because I really don't want to give her long term steroids, I decided to only give her the 1/4 tablet of Zyrtec that the vet told me to give her before. I try to wait 'til I just have to give it to her, because I know that people can build up a tolerance to antihistamines, so I figure that animals can, too.
1565420 tn?1304576148 hyperthyroid, Inflammatory bowel disease, constipation, food allergies, gastrointestinal parasites, urinary tract infections, gastrointestinal cancer, and more. Your cat has not been to the vet for over a year. That is seven years in humans and a lot can change in 7 years. Please take your cat back to the vet and have blood work including thyroid testing, and a urinalysis.
Avatar f tn hi so sorry for poor kitties problems, its not likely allergies, unlike us humans an allergy for a cat shows up as a problem with their skin.(as far as I am aware).. but the eye discharge sounds like something that does need to be investigated by a Vet...what exactly was he diagnosed with the first time he was seen?...In my opinion its more of a further health condition and not likely an infection because it is chronic.
Avatar f tn she's since passed away. Now have a cat that has allergies to something...still trying to find out. allergies in cats very likely start with a bite from a mite, flea or insect.....than their system develops allergies and one allergy leads to foods, dust, pollen etc...just like people...only instead of sneezing it causes skin problems, unusually a small crusty scab that is very itchy, but can also be just an itch without the scab.
1006070 tn?1250403156 and your poor Miles have been through a lot of change recently! I hope you all are getting to a point where you can start settling down!! So, if I understand your post correctly, Miles will be living with 2 other cats and 2 dogs? One of the most important things for a peaceful introduction and transition is to take things slow and always know where everyone is!!
12773 tn?1328916786 My favorite thing! ************************************************************************ CAT DIARY Day 983 of my captivity. My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength.
Avatar n tn every day, more and more, I realize that digestive issues are more common these days, or at least that is the impression I get. Maybe I'm wrong. I'm so sorry about your cat. But what kind of milk are you providing? Cow milk gives kitties diarrhea because cats are lactose intolerant, just like lots of humans. So, if cow milk is what she has been drinking, then her diarrhea will not go away. Has she gotten tested properly? E.
Avatar n tn My 5 year old cat has started licking the fur off his body. He started on his lower belly and I just went away for 3 days and when I came back, he has started licking it off his paws, back and hind legs. I started both he and his brother on a different diet in which I added a small can of wet food in the morning and also gave them 1/2 as much dry food (I change the brand of dry every day.) I am so scared as he seems to be not as healthy anymore.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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).
203342 tn?1328740807 Hi everyone. I took my cat Misha to the vet today because she had a weepy eye. She gets this a couple of times a year. I don't know if it's allergies or what. They're not entirely sure what it is either but gave me a cream. Well, while there they weighed her and she's 8.5 pounds. She's lost a pound and a half within the last year. I knew she'd lost some weight but she acts fine and seems to be eating fine. She usually meows at me in the evenings to be fed.
Avatar n tn he has a roommate and would move in with me or get his own place at first. he does't hurt my cat, just growls and him and the cat runs and hides under my bed or in the closet until he leaves. i don't expect him to love my cat, but i don't want him to torment him either. the cat sleeps in my bed, so when the bf is here, he sleeps in my spare room. he claims he is allergic, but i don't think he is...he has never acting allergic physically. he doesn't sneeze or anything like that.
5817271 tn?1374796199 than I'm 905 certain its food allergies....particularly to GRAINS...most cat foods are full of grains because they are cheap..much cheaper than meat...and most cats are intolerant to grains.. even if her diet hasn't changed, like us humans allergies take a while to develop and some will be more affected than others.. also dry kibble has tons of preservatives and other chemicals that canned food doesn't, even has mites due to long storage after bagging.
Avatar f tn Omg that is sooo horrible! I sometimes catch my cat chewing on wires.
Avatar m tn The vet said since the prednisone worked on her its most likely environmental allergies from relocating to a moist humid environment with lots of pollen from a very dry desert environment. After taking her off the steroids she has continued to lick the fur off her backside, hind legs, and now starting on her front paws. I have switched her food to a limited ingredients food with salmon and green peas for her coat and skin, but it doesn't seem to be working.
Avatar n tn My cat had a cold a few weeks ago. All signs of cold are gone,but now he has a dry scaley,fungus growing on the outside of his ear.He is still eating very well.He has also become very lovey now.I have 5 cats and need some help.
1786778 tn?1314991418 oh your poor kitty must be feeling miserable, this is 99% due to allergies, to food(grains mostly) or a contact allergy to something in your home ie cleaning products, candles or any scented items, laundry detergent, FABRIC SOFTNER(big culprit) all the chemicals in furniture or rugs...scented litter. can be many things and its always a process of elimination. i will send you a very good site to read, I just don't agree with using steroids unless absolutely necessary..
Avatar n tn The vet derm thought it was allergies and we put him on a hypo-allergenic diet but that did not stop it. This is now going on for two years. It started when he had been scratching his ears and had a growth on his face and neck. His regular vet gave him a long term steroid shot and betamethasone dipropionate cream usp 0.05% and everything cleared up but his belly licking.
Avatar n tn she only gets Origen food(no grain,wheat),and grain free wet food(wellness).it breaks my heart for her,alls I want is for my cat to feel other cat is just fine-and if by being fat makes you fine,he's doing pretty good for himself.I hope someone might be able to help.
389974 tn?1331018842 Swampy sometimes feels guilty about feeding his fierce attack kitty Friskies. Swampy recently bought his attack cat a few cans of Pet's Promise salmon cat food. PP has a higher protein count (11.5%) than the Friskies wet food (8.5%)*. It also, strangely enough, smells something like the food it is supposed to be. The cat positively hated it. She started eating her dry food instead and begging Swampy for some of his peanut butter toast. So its back to Friskies.
Avatar f tn I know some folks disagree with feeding our little carnivores a balanced raw diet but have you thought of doing that? That is how I got my cat to stop having food allergies AFTER getting the IBD diagnosis and researching on my own since all the vets wanted to do was put him on steroids to control the diarrhea and the bleeding. I had to change his raw diet because of other unrelated issues but ultimately, going back to basics seems to work for many cat owners out there.
Avatar n tn I too, suffer from myriad food allergies, amongst other things.