Mom’s been trying really hard to think of something interesting, funny, or creative to share, but can’t come up with anything. She’s very concerned about my continued fur loss, which makes me rather strange looking from several angles. I’ve removed most of the fur from my lower belly, inner & front thighs, and the underside of my tail. Mom said I’m going to have an opossum tail if this doesn’t stop soon. I’m not exactly sure what that means, but I doubt it’s a good thing.
The steroid shot I got two weeks ago should still be in my system, but it doesn’t seem to be solving the problem, so Mom consulted with the vet late last week and started me on antihistamines. The prescribed dose made me sleep or walk around in a stupor, so I’m getting only 1/2 dose and hopefully that will be enough to help stop me from de-furring myself.
Mom’s bothered by the way I look, not because I’m furless, but because it shows that something is medically wrong and they haven’t been able to figure it out yet. The vet is pretty sure it’s an allergy, but there’s no way to guess what it could be. I have no signs of illness other than my fur loss. Luckily, my skin is is perfect condition – no redness, bumps, or any other sign of irritation so we don’t have to worry about skin infections.
We really need the weather to change so it’s cold and maybe get some rain. If there’s a pollen that I’m allergic to, hopefully that will make it go away. If my furloss doesn’t stop in winter, I may have a food allergy, and that can be really difficult to figure out. I’m a very selective eater so mom’s hoping she doesn’t have to try to get me to eat a new food with ingredients I’ve never had before.
Mom’s been remiss in visiting all of your blogs. She’s been a little mopey lately worrying about me, but she’s trying to remember that this probably isn’t a life-threatening issue and she needs to chill. She enjoys visiting all of you and it lifts her spirits so I’m going to try to make her visit more.