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Allergies in cats

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by bex2810, Jun 24, 2009.


  1. bex2810

    bex2810 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi, can anyone help?

    My cat is suffering from an allergy and any advice would be appreciated.

    Lily has been to two different vets and the both have said she has an allergy.The vets ruled out fleas and mites because she is on advocate which they gave her, we think its pollen because she is worse at certain times of days (she's a siamese cat so we don't let her go outside but the vets said she can still suffer from pollen allergies) . She's scratching and has sores, the first and second time the vets gave her an antibiotic injection and antihistamine injection and she improved for approx. 2 weeks then both times it came back. The third time we took her to the out of hours surgery because one side of her face swelled up, the vet gave her a steroid injection and that lasted 2 days at the most. I just don't know what else to do.

    Nothing we do seems to work long term,

    Thanx x
     
  2. kittykat

    kittykat PetForums VIP

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    Hi I'm really surprised your vet didnt recommend anything to give daily. I know Piriton is used for cats and dogs with allergies but again I would check with your vet first.
     
  3. bex2810

    bex2810 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi thanx for your quick reply,

    The out of hours vet did ask if we had tried Piriton when we took Lily the last time we said no, we never thought about asking the dosage and frequency as we were hoping Lily would be ok. When she found out Lily was insured she seemed to think the specialist for allergies was a good idea. We contacted them and the consultation fee is over £100 without any treatment included, we have already paid nearly £250 in vets fees so far. The treatment has to be paid for by us before we can claim anything back.

    I feel helpless at the moment, gonna try and get her back to the vets just so she can have another couple of weeks free from discomfort. xx
     
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    kittykat PetForums VIP

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    You're welcome :)

    To be honest I would probably just give the vet a call and ask if its ok to give her piriton to see if that helps her at all, it might be better all round if she can take a pill rather than the injections and stress of going back to the vet on a regular basis.

    They will also advise you as to the dosage.
     
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