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HI, I'm Dr steve. Have you thoroughly checked the second cat for fleas?
yes neither have flies
i have even check for bedbugs
the younger cat does not have any of the symptoms
I have not heard of a cat being allergic to another cat. It is also too coincidental that you and your first cat are allergic to the second cat. Also when people are allergic to cats, they typically get stuffed up in the nose and may cough.
no sores and no biting
How many cats do you have? Are there any spots of hairloss on the new cat?
my dermatologist said mine was due to stress
2 cats and no hairloss on the second cat
youngest cat is doing great
oldest one is a female and youngest is a male.
both have been fixed.
all shots and declawed
Since the young cat is doing so well, it could be an allergy to the new cat, as unusual as it seems. Have you given the older cat anything to treat allergies since this started. Howlonghasyour older cat been doing this?
just since i got the second cat
How long ago?
this has been going on since this past janurary. and we have been to the vet three times
trying different foods
Have you given the older cat anything to treat allergies since this started?
at times it seems to get better, less sore but they don't go away
she has had two depo shots
and some antiboitics
When it seemed to get better was it right after the depo shots?
i am just at my wits end watching her pull her hair out she has to be suffering
but just for a short time
could the younger cat be stressing her out
Ok, It does seem like allergies and the timing is right for the new cat to be the problem. Have you tried benadryl for the older cat?
can i get benadryl from my vet?
what complications does benadryl have for my cat?
I have had clients use benadryl for allergies orally at a dose of 1 mg per pound once a day. Youcould try this and see how it works. You can get liquid benadryl form a oharmacy or super store like target. Your vet may also carry it. Somecats may become a little tired after taking benadryl, but otherwise it is pretty safe. There is another product called atopica which is used in cats for allergies. This is more expensive, but works quite well. You could ask your vet about this medicine, but benadryl is easily accesible and less expensive, so you could try that first if you choose.
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mercy my cat only weighs 4 pounds
now the younger one weighs 11 pounds
The liquid is easier to give to small cats and she would only need 4 mg once a day.
ok, I will ask my vet about it as we have another appointment this Thursday.
Ask about the atopica as well.
but do you think that the other cat might be the problem
It certainly fits the timing. You could see if a friend or someone could take your cat for a week or two and see if both of your allergies improve. That would at least confirm what you suspect.
It just seemed weird that we both ended up with the itchies at the same time
but i will talk with my vet and thank you for your information!!!
you are welcome