My beautiful naughty tortie has had months of treatment for terrible infection of the paw bed and scabs on her ears, face and tummy. I decided to try an elimination diet alongside medical treatment, and with some great advice from members on here finally got her started on Kangaroo food. The vet wanted her to stop antibiotics for 10 days before taking swabs, to increase the accuracy of the test but I wasn't able to do that as after a day she would go so downhill. Lori has improved so much with the food that she has been off the antibiotics for 10 days! Off to vets tomorrow for the tests but I can't find any infection puss on her paw anymore ( squeeze the toes). It has been such a slow improvement that I didn't think it was helping. I think it might also be a help having a break from the antibiotics, she's been on them for 6 months. I know she's a long way to go yet, I will start her with a different single protein food in a few weeks to start the process the identify her food allergies/ intolerances. Wish me luck with the vet, Lori is bitey when she feels better like now!