My poor Fluffy

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    It has been really hot here in NY, and my poor Fluffy seems to really be having a hard time with her allergies. I've been giving her the allergy medication the vet prescribed, but last night and this morning, she rubbed her head and face on my head and hands (at 6am) for over an hour. The only thing that makes her comfortable is to rub her head. So, I increased her medication and headed to the pharmacy this morning at 7:30 am to get her an oatmeal bath, hoping that would help. I just finished up giving her the bath, and she actually stayed in the sink for about 20 min, with very little encouragement. I just stood there, pouring warm water with oatmeal mix over her back and the top of her head, keeping it out of her eyes. She snuggled up on my shoulder for about 30 minutes after I finished, and just got down to eat. So fingers crossed she feels less itchy after her bath!

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    Poor Fluffy!!!
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    Poor baby...hope she feels better real soon *hugs*
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    aww Poor Fluffy hope she feels better soon.
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    Poor girl! I hope she will feel better soon, allergies are a suck!!
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    Poor baby hope she feels better soon
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    Poor Fluffy. Hope the bath helps. I've been thinking of getting allergy eye drops for Bean because her eyes itch from allergies sometimes. Might call the vet today and see about that...
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    I can't imagine what it's like for anyone with allergies as I don't suffer :( I feel even worse for animals because its not like they can tell us how they feel :(

    Hope the bath helps!
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    Poor girl. Hopefully the oatmeal bath helps for a while.
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    I feel your pain, Fluffy! I wish someone would give me a nice oatmeal bath. LOL I hope she starts feeling less itchy, Jen. It’s so hard to see our babies uncomfortable.
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    Poor fluff
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    Poor sweet Fluffy!!! As a fellow allergy sufferer, I totally feel her pain!!!
    What an awesome mom you are to try to ease her symptoms to the best of your ability!!! I hope for both of your sakes, the oatmeal bath does the trick!!!!
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    Feel all better, Fluffy.
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    Hoping Fluffy gets rid of the itchies fast.
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    Hi Jen,

    Sorry Fluffy is so itchy. Vito is the same way. Do you know what all she is allergic to? What med is she on? Vito is taking prednosolone, but that is not good for his heart and we are starting a new med this week and then weaning him of the presd. He has gained weight on that drug to so I am glad to get him off it.

    Does your vet have any ideas? Is the medication helping at all?
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    Awwww, poor Fluffy! I hope that helped for a while and what a wonderful mommy for bathing her in oatmeal to help!
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    Loki says feel better Fluffy.
    His allergies are killing him and his neck is all scabby and he coughs like a 2 pack a day smoker. He has been taking his half an alavert and that seems to help and baths too. I also wipe his nose with these things called boogie whipes. They are wet tissues with saline solution on them. I get them in the baby aisle. Helps moisturize his nose and clean off boogies. He tends to like it.
    I feel you Fluffy but you have a really good momma and she will make you feel better.
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    Poor Fluffy girl, I hope you are feeling better.
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    The boys and I really hope miss Fluffy feels better soon!
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    She has apparently been diagnosed with a fish FISH allergy of all things. This is clear by her poo, but it also appears to be grains, at least in her food. I've switched her food to all chicken and turkey but the ones we tried havent work so well- Core and Blue Buffalo. As much as I was hesitant to do it because I got a Rancid pack once, I went back to Fresh Per crumbles. She does well on it. It's grain free and for all intents and purposes, the ingredients are the same as the others by this has some vegetables in it. I know there are some mixed feelings about veggies in a cats diet but she eats the food and tolerates it well. Her symptoms are loose poo, and a very itchy face, ears and skin. She has never had skin break down or irritation but has CONSTANTLY been rubbing her face and ears on me and her blankets. She was tested for infection/parasites and nothing. So it's environmental allergies plus the food.

    As far as meds, I have her on Zyrtec plus Chlortrimeton. She responds MUCH better to the PRN Chlortrimeton and its much cheaper. I also just gave up and went to the pharmacy and have her an oatmeal bath the other day. She stayed in the bath for 20min on her own and then stayed non-itchy for about 3 days so she did great! I will repeat it soon for her and would recommend it for others. They have it in the baby section at the stores. It's only oatmeal so no harm.

    Jen
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    Vito's allergies don't seem to be food related. We did the hypoallergenic hydrolized protein diet for three months and every time we cut back on mess he started itching again.

    Starting new med tomorrow and contemplating allergy testing after his next scan.
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    She has apparently been diagnosed with a fish FISH allergy of all things. This is clear by her poo, but it also appears to be grains, at least in her food. I've switched her food to all chicken and turkey but the ones we tried havent work so well- Core and Blue Buffalo. As much as I was hesitant to do it because I got a Rancid pack once, I went back to Fresh Per crumbles. She does well on it. It's grain free and for all intents and purposes, the ingredients are the same as the others by this has some vegetables in it. I know there are some mixed feelings about veggies in a cats diet but she eats the food and tolerates it well. Her symptoms are loose poo, and a very itchy face, ears and skin. She has never had skin break down or irritation but has CONSTANTLY been rubbing her face and ears on me and her blankets. She was tested for infection/parasites and nothing. So it's environmental allergies plus the food.

    As far as meds, I have her on Zyrtec plus Chlortrimeton. She responds MUCH better to the PRN Chlortrimeton and its much cheaper. I also just gave up and went to the pharmacy and have her an oatmeal bath the other day. She stayed in the bath for 20min on her own and then stayed non-itchy for about 3 days so she did great! I will repeat it soon for her and would recommend it for others. They have it in the baby section at the stores. It's only oatmeal so no harm, even tho she apparently is allergic to grains, there is no real issues with oatmeal.

    Jen
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    Well, sorry to hear about the allergy, but glad you can work with it. Poor Fluffy.
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    Poor baby, you are such a good Mama!
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    What an awesome mommy you are:ThumbsUp: Feel better soon, Fluffy.
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