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My cat is going bald on her left side, she has not got fleas…

My cat is going...

My cat is going bald on her left side, she has not got fleas as I check her all the time. And she is not scratch she is lacking it out.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. What is the cat's name and age?

Her name is ***** ***** her age is 4yrs.I use the flea stuff that my vet told me to use.

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Molly?

4yrs old

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

She is of her food at the moment to

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Customer reply replied 29 days ago
I worry about my cat Molly she had this once before and the vet gave her steroid injection and that cleared it up. But this time they have not done that
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Hello,

How long is Molly licking the area?

is she a nervous kitty?

was she given a shot of depo medrol last time this occured?

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Customer reply replied 29 days ago
No she not a nervous cat she is lovely cat she likes lots of cuddles, this has been going on for about 6months now
Customer reply replied 29 days ago
She does not like it when you touch her left side.

Thanks so much for the very helpful information.

Please give me a few minutes to type detailed answer

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Customer reply replied 29 days ago
Have had her back to the vet 6 times with it and still they have done nothing
Customer reply replied 29 days ago
She was given a steroid injection

This sounds like feline alopecia. The disorder is usually seen in nervous cats who overgroom the area. Since Molly is a calm, lovely kitty she does not meet that criteria. Hence, I suspect an underlying problem like itching or pain in the area.injection

The steroid injectioin she was given is called depo medrol. It is not recommended more than once yearly because it can bring on diabetes or renal issues.

I would xray the area to see if there is a painful issue under the skin.

You can also try one quarter of a 4 mg chlortrimeton every 24 hours or half of a 25 mg benedryl tablet to stop itching as a safer alternative.Rub a little aloe vera into the area to sooth and promote new hair growth.

You can also cover the sot with a babies t shirt or make a tube top with the sleeve of an old blouse.

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Customer reply replied 29 days ago
Thankyou so much for your excellent help today, she is going to the vet tomorrow so I will ask for xray on her Terrie xx
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thanks so much for your rating. Please keep me updated on Mollys condition.

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