I don’t think my vet will be able to find me, do you?
I had to get my rabies vaccination today and thought I’d hide under my blanket so the vet couldn’t find me. He must be really smart because I ended up getting my shot! Actually, getting my temperature taken was more unpleasant than the injection.
The vet and my Mom talked about my hair loss and the dermatologist’s opinion that I’m having a reaction to flea bites. He doesn’t agree and he’s going to contact the dermatologist and discuss the situation with her. Both he and mom think it’s very unlikely that I am reacting to fleas because neither of them have seen any signs of fleas on me and I get flea combed almost every day (because I enjoy it). After nearly two years of this problem, you’d think someone would find a flea or flea dirt on me and I haven’t had one since March 2015. That’s an awfully long time to be reacting to a flea bite.
He also doesn’t use Comfortis for flea control because it often makes animals vomit like I did. I’ve taken it once and it made me vomit and I haven’t had my usual appetite. He wasn’t keen on my taking it again and he didn’t want to Mom to give Comfortis along with anti-vomit medication because I may have a worse reaction to the Comfortis if I don’t puke it up. Sheesh, this is a puzzle of a problem and hard to find a solution.
He gave me a couple sample packages of food that’s good for kitties with food sensitivities. I tried some, and I like it so I may be eating more of that. It wouldn’t be Mom’s first choice of food for me but if my high-quality chicken food is part of what’s making me sick, then I may have to eat a different food for a while, or even forever. I hope that’s not the case because I will miss my tasty chicken foods.
Hopefully the two vets can come to some agreement on what’s most likely causing my hair loss. We should hear back from our regular vet in a couple days. In the meantime, I’ll keep taking a low dose of prednisolone, I’ll try eating more of my new food, and I’ll keep trying to not bite my furs. I want to be floofy again!