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NancyH: Hi, I'm NancyH. Thanks for coming to JustAnswer. What's your name? And what is your issue regarding? Customer: My name is Sue ***** ***** and my cat's name is***** nose is raw and she has sore around her eyes Is this an allergy? Her paws are also red where she has been rubbing them on her face NancyH: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: Pizza has been previously treated for Rodent Virus and she as given a steroid shot at the vet. We have been doing this for the past 3 summers however this year it;s much worse and it is around her eyes and paws. NancyH: OK got it. Last thing -- Cat Vets generally expect a deposit of about $19 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). But there are a couple customers ahead of you. We can help you for less if you're not in a rush. Are you willing to wait a bit? Customer: yes NancyH: OK. Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.
Hi Sue,
I just read through your chat with NancyH and I must admit I am puzzled. Nancy has not been an expert here for years so this must be an old conversation.
Are you trying to get information on rodent virus to help Pizza?
If you will tell me your question, it would be my pleasure to help you.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Pizza has been treated for the last 3 years for Rodent Virus. About 6 weeks ago I took her to the Vet for a steroid shot. Since then she had minimal improvement then become worse. Her nose is raw from rubbing it with her paws and there are sores around her eyes (she has never had the sores around her eyes before). Also her paws are red where she rubs them against her face.Is there anything I can give her to relieve the itching? Can she take Benedryl? She looks horrible.
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.
Hi Sue,
Thanks so much for your very helpful reply. I am sorry poor Pizza is dealing with this. Rodent virus is an allergic reatcion. It could be to food or a flea bite.
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yes, she can take benedryl @ one mg per lb. BUT I prefer you give her chlortrimeton @ one quarter of a 4 mg pill. It is easier on her because its a tiny pill you can add to wet food. She won't detect it and liquids can make her drool.Plus she only needs it every 24 hours.
To clear up the sores get raw honey and paint it on. re-apply as needed.It is a marvelous healer:
You can get it in any health food store. It is safe if she ingests it.
If she has a food allergy change her protein source .
Feed her natural foods with no corn, gluten or additives:
Please let me know how she is doing.
Please be so kind as to rate my answer positively as that is the only way I receive credit for my assistance. Thank you very much!
If you need any additional information, just click reply and I will be here for you and your fur baby.. Rating will not cut off our communication. This question will always be open for you to reply to me.
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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