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NinaGato

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@dotrisky Hi one of my sphynx who is in heaven had UP. The pictures you posted look very similar to what I was dealing with Kia. Some of the only vet studies have been done with Rex cats. You will probably end up with steroid treatment to prevent large flareups. I also did lots of research into bathing products to help stablize her skin.
 

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@dotrisky welcome to the lair family...((hugs))) and healing vibes to Cici..

I am curious if all this skin stuff started after her surgery and taking antibiotic cephalaxin... I ask because my Dog had a bad skin reaction allergy to cephalaxin.... just a long shot but was curious about the timing...

my vet for my kitties uses Doxcycline that has worked well...

could Cici be allergic / sensitive to the meds? just brainstorming if a different antibiotic would help see improvement

it made a huge difference on my dog ...

following closely for updates
 

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@dotrisky welcome to the lair family...((hugs))) and healing vibes to Cici..

I am curious if all this skin stuff started after her surgery and taking antibiotic cephalaxin... I ask because my Dog had a bad skin reaction allergy to cephalaxin.... just a long shot but was curious about the timing...

my vet for my kitties uses Doxcycline that has worked well...

could Cici be allergic / sensitive to the meds? just brainstorming if a different antibiotic would help see improvement

it made a huge difference on my dog ...

following closely for updates
Her skin was starting to flare but the dark crusty patches definitely started after the cephalexin. We are thankfully done those meds! I think in general that my regular vet (a feline specialist) would be unlikely to prescribe it since it’s so difficult to administer in tablet form, and so expensive in liquid form. The nurse at my vet’s office seemed surprised it had been prescribed.

I spoke with our regular vet this morning and we have an appointment on Thursday. In the meantime we’ve started her back on Prednisolone (0.3 mg daily). She isn’t itchy at all, which is another big difference this time around. The last two break outs she’s been extremely itchy.
 

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Update: our vet visit went well. Three doses of Prednisolone had her skin back to 75% normal, and today you’d never know that a week ago she had all that crust. Her skin is soft like suede again, no bumps, no scabs.

Our vet suggested a switch to a hydrolyzed protein food (Hill’s z/d), as she mentioned the dermatology specialist we have an appointment with in December would likely want to start with an elimination diet, so I can at least go in having started.

What kind of litter does everyone use? I was using Tidy Cats Lightweight but it’s heavily scented and I think that’s part of the problem (plus they make the biggest mess and I find clay bits everywhere, on the floor, in my bed, it’s gross).

I’m testing Hartz Recycled Paper Clumping Litter in one box and both cats will use it but it doesn’t mask poop smell AT ALL. Any suggestions for sensitive kitties?
 

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I’m so glad they figured it out quickly and got her better.

I used to use world’s best cat litter but I switched when I read of so many people having yeast issues with it. Ellie never had that issue, I just didn’t want to risk it. Anyway I advise against that one.

I use Smart Cat litter, and there’s a dupe on Chewy’s that’s about half the price called Friscos. It’s AMAZING! It clumps does good and doesn’t give Ellie any issues.


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Reliefed to read this update and to hear her skin is so much better now.
I use Cat's Best Sensitive but don't no if that's available in your place
 

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@dotrisky so happy for the good news update the meds are working .. hugs n head smooches

for litter I use (believe its a canadian store) ,petsupermarket in USA ..
Fresh for life odor destroyer unscented in the 40 lb bag( the plastic container is not the same litter) ..close dupe for unscented dr elseys..

I recently added a little Fresh for life ultra Unscented and they are fine with that too

look forward to continued positive updates!! and pics of course!
 

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My little man seems to be having something similar to what is being posted and I'm not sure what could be causing it.
I've been feeding him Little Big Paw kibble food for the last two weeks (started him on Atlantic Salmon) and then also bought a bag of British Chicken and mixed them both together and this started two days ago.
We haven't changed anything recently around him (food, environment, litter, etc.) but I think it might have been caused by either me spraying the house and some furniture with Zaflora or the little jacket I had him in but I'm not even sure.

It started off as little hives all over his body and it has worsened as he has began scratching it around his neck and on his chest (near his armpit).

I spoke to a vet and they suggested using a moisturizer on him??
I already use coconut oil but poor thing, I feel terrible seeing him covered in these rashes - will take him down to see if we can get something sorted for him.
 

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@Adoreabull many of us use vetericyn spray for any skin issues. I like it because it is also non toxic
I spray it on a flat cotton cosmetic round and wipe skin folds etc

also we have found several kitties sensitive to laundry detergent and fabric softeners and dryer sheets
 

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@Adoreabull many of us use vetericyn spray for any skin issues. I like it because it is also non toxic
I spray it on a flat cotton cosmetic round and wipe skin folds etc

also we have found several kitties sensitive to laundry detergent and fabric softeners and dryer sheets
I will take a peep around and see if I can get this, thank you very much!

Is there a certain laundry detergent and fabric softener that you recommend?
 

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The rash showed up almost 2 weeks after changing the food, does it take time to show up like that?
Yes, sometimes it takes a certain tolerance of an allergen to build up in a body system to produce a reaction. Also, even ot you go back to what he was eating before it will take time for he allergen o get out of his system.
Try argan oil 100% on his skin instead of coconut. It is a lighter less comedogenic oil. Meaning it won't clog pores.
Try doing a bath with conditioner only work the conditioner into the skin with a little water kinda like it you have ever used a co-wash or a no-poo in your own hair. Then rinse well and pat to dry. Finish with some argan oil after a bit of air drying.
 

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some members have good results with Dreft laundry detergent.. I don't use fabric softners when I was my kitties blankets.
I am actually using a samsclub brand active laundry detergent.. though not unscented has not caused any skin issues on my 4 nakids.
hopefully members in your area can chime in with products they use with success.
 
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