My Allergic Cleopatra

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    image.jpg image.jpg Cleopatra developed her first allergy when she was about a year old. She had eaten a small piece of cheese a few weeks earlier, but when I gave her a couple of licks of whipped cream one day, she started uncontrollable vomiting within 10 minutes, and developed hives within an hour. So she never gets anything with milk or whey in it, and we’re fortunate that she doesn’t like any people food.

    Fast forward to last month, after we moved to Kansas from the Nevada desert. We treated the cats, house and yard for fleas, and Marcus is doing just fine. Cleo was too, for about a week or so. Then she started developing small bumps that quickly began to look like acne pimples. She was so itchy that the bumps quickly developed scabs. We found a wonderful visiting vet, who came to see her today. He agrees that it is a flea allergy, and gave her an steroid injection to help with the itching. Then he wanted us to give her an oral antibiotic, Cefadroxil, for the next 5 days to get rid of the bumps. He gave her the first dose, and half an hour later, she vomited all of her lunch. Three hours later, she vomited all of her supper.

    So we aren’t going to give her any more of that antibiotic, and the vet has said he will come give her a shot for the vomiting if it continues tonight. Now we have to dab the spots with betadine, since we don’t want to try too much else right now.

    Poor Cleo. She does love her food, and she is not too happy right now. We’ll keep you posted on the newest allergy.

    You can see bumps just over each eye.
     
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      Hope she feels better soon! :)
       
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        Poor girlie. I hope her tummy settles fast and you guys can find a solution about the fleas.
         
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          Poor Cleo, the bumps look itchy and sore. Glad you found a wonderful vet that's willing to come over when needed.

          Hopefully Cleo's tummy will calm down and the bumps will go away.

          Sending healing vibes!
           
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            The vomiting has stopped, but we don’t want to give her more antibiotic. So,I’m dabbing the spots and wiping her hind claws with betadine, to stop infection and help healing.
             
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              Did you ever use Vetericyn spray? It works on many skin issues.
               
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                @Cleopatra Beers , I do the same with the betadine washes suggested by Sam's vet

                Vet gave my Sam dog Erythromycin ointment for his eye area that worked great
                for his environmental allergy
                Wonder if erythomycin Is indicated in use with cats?
                He gets Apoquel too

                Healing vibes and head smooches
                 
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                  Oh your poor baby I do hope she is fully recovered as soon as possible !
                  Poor little baby
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                    I’d forgotten about Vetercyn—we may just have to get that too. Bob tried one that has lidocaine, hydrocortisone and Allentown in it, called Dr. Gold’s Fast Acting Itch Relief. I am leery of putting it where she can lick it, but she did well when we sprayed the lesions on her head. She was far less itchy for a lot longer. Otherwise, she is back to being her sassy irritating self. (And I love it!)
                     
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                      Awww nuts! Poor baby girl.... She must be totally frustrated right along with you! Healing head smooches for all!

                      (Chilly sends a naked cuddle and an invite to his heated snuggle man cave ).




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                          Hope Cleo is doing better today!
                           
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                          Cleo’s skin was beginning to clear, until her little adventure yesterday. If you haven’t seen the post about it, she and Marcus got outside by themselves for about half an hour yesterday. This morning, she had quite a few more bumps. The great news is that we got them back inside without them getting hurt. The good news is that the bad, scabby lesions are healing pretty well. Now we just need to get the newest lesions healed, hopefully without the scabs.

                          @Chilly Willy , that is a very nice invitation, but Cleopatra has decided that she is “channeling” Queen Elizabeth I, and so she will regally remain single. (It makes it easier to intimidate other countries, evidentially...)
                           
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                            Lol! After reading my message to you, I can totally see how the message seemed like a totally inappropriate proposition on Chilly’s part!

                            Let me try to recover; by “naked,” Chilly meant the only kind of cuddles a Sphynx can offer us! And by his invitation to his “heated Man Cave,” that’s a sacred place even WE aren’t allowed!!! It’s his “Chill space,” and it’s one of his favorite spots, with all of his favorite stuffies, including one of his heating pads.

                            So, with friendly thoughts and respect for Queen Cleopatra’s decision to remain “regally single,” Chilly will bow out with the hopes of the Queens forgiveness!!

                            (I hope I was able to save myself after explaining my true intentions with my previous message, my apologies if I came across anything other than supportive!)

                            Jenn & Chilly


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                              Cleo does thank Chilly for his kind regard, and if she hadn’t decided to remain regally single, she probably would have accepted his invite in a red-hot second!!!
                               
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                                Hope your girl is all mended by now. I missed this one somehow.
                                My very first sphynx Danser had a lot of allergies including to flea bites. I used revolution for flea prevention on her in the summertime.
                                 
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                                  Thanks @NinaGato . Cleo is doing pretty well at this point. We are trying to introduce some allergy food, but it is slow going, because every time we try to introduce more than a very small amount, she gets diarrhea. But her skin looks good, so if she really can’t eat the food, I am not too worried.
                                   
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                                    Oh poor poor Cleo. My heart goes out to her. Min is allergic to everything so will be on meds forever, but it does help. Hopefully once Cleo's clear up for a time they won't recur. hugs. And I have so far missed your post about the great escape... yikes!!!
                                     
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