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My baby girl (Jonzie) 6.5 year old feral, highly anxious cat…

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Hello! My baby...

Hello! My baby girl (Jonzie) 6.5 year old feral, highly anxious cat has red swelling around her eyes. We cannot pick her up to put her into a crate to take her to a vet...and my husband and I are searching for help

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the cat's name?

Jonzie

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Jonzie?

Thanks you for your willingness to help I can sent pics if needed I have take a few of her face

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Let me know if you need more information, or send me the service offer(s) so we can proceed.
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Okay- thank you! I will patiently await your response. If you'd like to chat, please let me know and I can provide my telephone #.
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Thank you for the pics. The periorbital skin changes are consistent with food intolerance, atopy (allergies to environmental allergens such as pollens, molds, dust, and dust mites), and a dermatophyte (fungal infection) if Jonzie has access to the outside. You're limited to how much you can do without a vet's aid but food intolerance might be addressed with a presumptively hypoallergenic diet. You'll need to look at the ingredient list on foods and do your best to avoid beef, chicken, corn, wheat, eggs, rice and soy. Atopy might be addressed with an over the counter antihistamine such as chlorpheniramine dosed at 2 mg once or twice daily. Antihistamines aren't reliably effective but worth a try.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Hi Dr Michael Salkin! Thank you for your response but I’d like to chat with an expert. How can I connect with an expert via phone?
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

You're quite welcome. I'll opt out which will allow another expert who can speak to you by phone to enter this conversation.

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