Re: [Felvtalk] dermatitis, steroids, and FeLV+ cats

2013-11-06 Thread Shelley Theye
Hi Lance, Sorry about Ember's skin problems. How old is she? I would try to think back to before this started, and see if there were any changes at all, new cat bed, new food/treats, fabrics, laundry detergents on bedding in rooms she is in, etc. Have you used anything on your hands-

Re: [Felvtalk] dermatitis, steroids, and FeLV+ cats

2013-11-06 Thread trustinhim13
Lance, My Bell had the same condit On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 7:34 PM, Lance wrote: Hi all, My Ember has had dermatitis for about two months now. A month ago, the vet gave her a Convenia shot, and that didn’t seem to change things much. I gave her 2mg of chlor trimeton twice a day for five

Re: [Felvtalk] dermatitis, steroids, and FeLV+ cats

2013-11-06 Thread trustinhim13
Lance, My Bell had the same condition. She was an older cat and not FELV+. I tried the steroid shots several times. It would clear up for a few weeks after and then back again. I finally found vet who knew how to treat her with prednisone -- a fairly strong dose, for over 2 weeks. It cleared

Re: [Felvtalk] dermatitis, steroids, and FeLV+ cats

2013-11-06 Thread Lance
Hi Carolyn, Was the pred given in tablet form? I haven’t had to use any steroids on any animal so far. Thanks, Lance On Nov 6, 2013, at 10:47 AM, trustinhi...@charter.net wrote: Lance, My Bell had the same condition. She was an older cat and not FELV+. I tried the steroid shots several

Re: [Felvtalk] dermatitis, steroids, and FeLV+ cats

2013-11-06 Thread Lance
Thanks, Shelley. Ember is 11.5 years old (born 4/22/02). I don’t think anything has been changed that might cause this. I’m not sure what this means, but when I spoke to the vet about this yesterday, she said, “It’s been a bad season for this.” I live in west-central Arkansas. I have no idea

Re: [Felvtalk] dermatitis, steroids, and FeLV+ cats

2013-11-06 Thread trustinhim13
Yes, it was two tablets a day as I remember. She wasn't on then longmaybe two weeks. But it all cleared up beautifully. She had allergy issues so bad there were times when she was just raw all over. I am pretty sure it was prednisone or other steroid meds. My vet is in southern Illinois if

Re: [Felvtalk] dermatitis, steroids, and FeLV+ cats

2013-11-06 Thread trustinhim13
where do you get Vetericyn VF in gel form? On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 8:13 PM, KG BarnCats wrote: My FIV+ diabetic foster Boo came to me very skinny with the fur licked off his belly and back legs. The vet office where he had been office cat (until his FIV status was discovered) tried steroids,

Re: [Felvtalk] dermatitis, steroids, and FeLV+ cats

2013-11-06 Thread dlgegg
Maybe do a complete blood panel and what about a urine test. When Homey was having her crystal problem, she had a couple of places she licked at all the time. Lance lini...@fastmail.fm wrote: Thanks, Shelley. Ember is 11.5 years old (born 4/22/02). I don’t think anything has been