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My cat has scabby cat disease , everything has been eliminated

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My cat has "scabby cat disease", everything has been eliminated like fleas, ticks, worms, change of food, cat litter. The only thing I think it can be is hormonal. When she was neutered at 6 months she was very ill and had to stay in at the vets' surgery for three days, the vet said she was "a bit small". It was after this that her skin got bad, until then she had been OK. Have you any suggestions if it is hormonal and how do I prove it, please. She is a seven year old Persian
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Jenn replied 6 years ago.

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Has she been tested for mites and ringworm (fungus)? What food do you feed?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
She has Royal Canin Persian 30 dry. Royal Canin s/o 34 veterinary (which my other cat, not related to her, has to have so she pinches it), and recently, in addition, a small tin of Gourmet Gold Ocean Fish daily - none of these makes her better or worse.

She has Neoral Ciclosporin 4ml every other day from a skin specialist vet, but over the past few weeks she has been malting very badly and doing nothing but licking and throwing up fur balls so I gave in and she had a steroid injection which has made her not so frantic and the bald patches are not so red. But she is still lumpy and licking.

She has had worming tablets.
Expert:  Dr. Jenn replied 6 years ago.
Since she is still lumpy, ti sounds like she would benefit from a course of systemic antibiotics. If we are dealing with a food allergy she would need to be changed to a duck and green pea formula, and that is all she would be allowed to eat. It can take 2 months to see results. She should also get a flavorless hair ball remedy a few times weekly. I would also get FELIWAY, a pheromone, which may help decrease the amount of licking she is doing. I would be sure she has been tested for ringworm!
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