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clayfulanimals
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posted 08-31-2003 05:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for clayfulanimals     Edit/Delete Message
My 5 yr old Tabby was eating her hair off and I went to our vet just to be given drugs that never did help. I then took her to a cat vet who told me she had allergies and then gave her another shot of cortisone. Nothing helped, as a matter of fact it got worse. She had no hair on her legs, her belly, her sides and was working on her back. Both vets were right about her having allergies and you can tell if your cat has allergies by looking at the base of her ears where they meet the top of her head.There will be little bad spots there, one at each ear. She has had this problem for 1 yr. Last month I bought 2 HEPA filters to run in my house and today I have a HAIRY cat.She doesn't eat her hair off anymore and the spots at her ears are gone.My vets never even mentioned HEPA filters,just shots that never worked. I paid less for the two big HEPA filters then my vet visits. Not to mention my air is better for my family as well. Just wanted to pass this on because I have read lots of other peoples questions about this problem. It hurts to watch your beloved cat do this and then have nothing help.

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charmedagain
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posted 08-31-2003 02:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for charmedagain     Edit/Delete Message
your vet should have done more than just give your cat shots there could have been any number of reasons for your cat doing this and a skin scrape should have been done to test for mites buried in the skin i am sorry they didnt help you... some cats like yours react to certain particals in the air and it aggitates the cats fur and the only way to deal with its is to chew glad she has recovered now and hope she keeps her fur keep us posted on her progress

mike ....

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clayfulanimals
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posted 08-31-2003 05:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clayfulanimals     Edit/Delete Message
It's funny but regular vets just don't seem to be that swift with cats. Don't get me wrong I really like my vet but they said that they felt it was just allergies because none of my other cats had any problems. I have a total of 4 kitties in my home. After I didn't get anywhere with my vet I took her to a cat vet who also told me it was not mites but allergies. They both suggested cortizone and if it didn't help then I would need to go have her tested for what allergy she might have. I love my cats but I also have a cap on what I will spend on vet bills. I would never have believed that those filters would or could do that. I'm just not a big lover of using drugs to mask over problems. The one drug they had me try made my cat not able walk and I would rather her be bald then weak and dizzy. I just thought that I would share my experience in hopes that I could give someone who is having the same problem something else to try. Also if anyone would like to chat about being a foster mom to a bunch of cats I would love to do that too. I have 5 foster kitties.

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