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SashasMum
19:43:27 Mon
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Tizzy's allergies

Well as you all know, Tizzy was put on Atopica recently for her skin and it took at least 3 weeks before I saw any difference. I really wasn't comfortable with putting her on something like that for the rest of her life and, once I had her skin back under control, I was going to try and use more natural methods.

Unfortunately Tizzy's skin flared up quite badly and she was bleeding a lot from under her chin, her ears are really sore and her face is flaring up again. All her allergies are environmental but the vet thinks there are some other things that she is allergic to and that we will probably never find out 100% what they all are.

So I went back to the vet and have relented, so she is now on atopica. It means I don't have to chase her around trying to put cream on her face etc, which she HATES with a passion and it also means they can go back on JWB as they really aren't enjoying anything else I have tried to feed them! huff I know it also means that she is more comfortable and she might even stop flinching whenever I go to stroke her or fuss her chops.

I know it is good for her and I can see all the benefits, but I just can't help worrying that she is now on something for the rest of her life and she is only 2 1/2 . I would be the same if it was my kids.



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Oh Karen you dont have to tell me about allergies this year - havent they started early? When Katie went on a cooked diet it was brilliant, for a while. In an effort to help things and folk telling me it would cure anything especially skin issues we have gone raw. Did it help, NO. Katies tear staining is terrible at the minute, her feet are itchy and going brown where she is chewing and licking at them. Katie has never ever had problems with her feet before. She has had sore ears, need I go on, it has all started so early this year. I think this is going to be a bad year for allergies. Our vet has never mentioned Atopica, wonder if its worth mentioning it to them?

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Some vets prefer to use steriods to Atopica Helen and there are pros and cons for both. My vet says that steriods lose their potency over time and you would need to increase the dose as they get older - which shouldn't happen with atopica. Also steriods could end up being a daily dose whereas Tizzy will be on two a week eventually and then she might have to have an extra one here and there if her allergies are really bad.

I have to say, that she did look good when she was on the atopica last time, but I had hoped that I would be able to manage it once it was under control. Nevermind, as long as she is happy and comfortable, that's the main thing.



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Tucjer's allergies are on a bit of flare also. They have started early and seem pretty bad this year. Even Tyson is having a few symptoms, which is a first in many years. Tucker is on a pill each morning and I struggle too thinking that it will be an everday thing forever. He is only 11 months. His tear stains are terrible. I've bought some eye cleansing clothes but doesn't really take the stains out. What is a good thing to remove these? All three of my cats are having eye allergies too.

  

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