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Looking to replace my cats current dry food (purina 'one) I…

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Looking to replace my cats current dry food (purina 'one)

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

I believe it may be causing some type of reaction, possible irritation to the skin.. i have a year old cat- luna, and a 5 month old kitten, ollie.

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the cat's name?

1 year old, luna. 5 month old, ollie.

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

I just now noticed a possible thinning of hair by her front ear, and believe it is due to the food

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DocPaul
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Hi

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

Can you send me a photo of the ear?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
one moment

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
i put a touch of avocado oil on the patch in the hopes of it stopping the irritation

That is normal "pre-auricular alopecia (hair loss) and this is normal in cats

The ears look good

For diet I always recommend canned food for cats if possible

Are you okay feeding canned food?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
canned food, ie wet food? do you have a recommendation of brand/type?

Yes

I love the Royal Canin foods

Failing that I like the Hills canned diets

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
this would be okay for my kitten as well?

Oh yes at five months we are fine :)

Paul

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