I've an 11 month old female Singapura, about 4 lbs, who has
been on a diet of ground, raw, chicken hindquarters, supplemented by
Platinum Performance Feline since I got her in January of this year.
I noticed she was scratching herself a little bit for about 2 days before awakening the morning of June 30th, dismayed to see that overnight Gracie had a number of small bald spots parallel to her spine where she had plucked away the hair. I took her to the vet that day and she was given an injection of a steroid, the name I can't remember but I think starts with a d and ends with an ol. She stopped scratching after about 2 or 3 days, only to begin again a couple of days prior to my taking her to a different clinic to get spayed Aug 24. I asked about the itching and was told it was "dermatitis" and to take her to a specialist. I prefer to treat causes, not symtoms, so began her on a zeolite product I had on hand. I noticed no difference in her conditon, discovered and ordered Derma-ionx. She'd been on the zeolite product about 12 days before I received and started her on the Derma-ionx Sept. 9th. The last 3 days she's been scratching so much that I actually have found some spots that are almost raw. I've also been applying calendula ointment to the bald spots, hoping that will help sooth them. How long before I should expect to see an improvement in her condition? I would prefer not to have her receive another steroid shot and since last time it took about 3 days for her to stop scratching herself, would prefer to hang in there and give the Derma-ionx a few more days to help her condition. I would appreciate your thoughts on the matter.
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