I posted a couple of weeks back about a new cat I have who has been displaying some disturbing behaviour notably constant licking, biting, scratching, twitching and tail chasing / mutilating. The vet still appears to think it's stress related considering she has just been rehomed and she is starting on Zylkene today but I'm not totally convinced that's the cause. Watching her it appears to me as though she is constantly itchy and after reading a million things I'm kean to rule out food allergies. She first started with the behaviour about 10 days after I got her, for the first 7 days I fed her solely on Royal Canin Siamese which is what she was fed on at the rescue. I then started to get her eating wet food as well so started her on Sheba and gradually mixed in some Grau which I've since tapered out (until she gets better lol) because she wasn't overly keen. Looking back it was probably about 3 or 4 days after she started on the wet food that she started with the symptoms so in my mind it's possible they are related. I'm looking for advise on where to go from here really, she isn't a great drinker (I usually mix a little water into her wet food) so I want to feed primarily wet with a bit of dry. I was thinking of starting off feeding Applaws dry, which looking on the ingredients list to my eyes contains little that could cause allergies and is stated as being hypoallergenic (for what that's worth), plus a single flavour of Grau probably chicken (again only the meat and rice which could cause allergies), as that's the meat that's in the Applaws and Royal Canin and seeing how we go from there. Does this seem a sensible starting place or alternatively is there any other foods available from Pets at Home (so I can pick up today) that would be more suitable? Or should I try and convince my vet to try her on one of the Veterinary hypoallergenic diets? But they seem to contain cereals so not sure they are any better to my untrained eye?