Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cats On Tuesday: I can't tell what is wrong with Scofield




CATS ON TUESDAY is a group of cat lovers who share pictures and/or stories about their cats once a week, hosted by Gattina


In almost a year, 11 Months to be exact, I have seen my cats only 3 times. I am far away from home on my fellowship which I will round up next Month. My cats, have being in loving care of my beloved partner and friend back in Nigeria. In April, Socfield developed skin problems and he was losing hair. We observed him for at least three months since we could not get hold of a vet. It got a little worse in July and we succeeded in locating his vet in August when I happened to be in Nigeria!



I got the vet to treat him this August when I visited home, he did not carry out any test but gave him treatment. He could not tell what was wrong. Hubby got another vet last week who happened to specialise on dogs and only could give some oitment for Socfield body. Well, between that time and now, Scofield is still losing hair more, red spots are appearing more on his body and just yesterday he hurt himself and was bleeding. He had refused to eat.


I had to call the vet (the one that has being treating him since he was young) again who will be seeing him today. I seem not to have much faith on the vet at the moment. I went online again and I disvcovered two conditions that can be responsible for his ailments. One is Allergic and Irritant Contact Dermatitis in Cats and the other is Allergic and Atopic in Cats.


I need to know if anyone has had to deal with this in thier cats and if they can help with more suggestion on how to treat this in case the vet is not so helpful? I have informed my partner to wash him with shampoo once a week, to stop him from going out, to remove our carpet but I need to know what else to be done...

7 comments:

LG said...

pele scofield

Gattina said...

How nice to see you back, but less nice the problem you have with Scofield. I skin problems can be due to fleas, even when you don't see them. It can also be a leak of vitamines, does Scofield get grass to eat ? Sometimes an antibiotic shot helps too. I hope that somebody can give you more help than I !

catsynth said...

Oh no. Poor Scofield. We are not sure what his condition might be, but hope he gets better soon.

Lucy the Cat said...

Sorry to hear about Scofield's condition. I also wish I had a good suggestion. Sometimes it can be due to a food allergy such as fish or maybe grain. It's good that you're keeping him inside. I hope the vet will be able to help.

Boo-Bah said...

I hope you find the help you need to clear up Scofields skin problem. It could be so many things, such as allergies to food maybe? I hope the vet will know what's going on.

poeticallytinted said...

Hey gurl. Really sorry to learn this. And worse, I haven't even paid the gang a visit. I found a vet near my house. A bit pricey but reputed to be good. Do you want us to try them out?

StandTall-The Activist said...

Thanks you so much everyone. Scofield will be happy to know you all care! My partner is following the necessary steps he could to know what the problem is. We may have to try another vet.

@ Poeticallytinted: yes dear, we shd try the vet around your house. Hubby is observing Socfield and doing all the necessary things to figure out what is wrong. If that does not work, I will get back to you so we can go see the vet when I get back home.

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