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Monday, 10 January 2011

Mancat Monday - Healing Is Hard Work!


It's hard being a Mancat, even more so when you have to put all your excess energy into healing. Look! I am so exhausted that I couldn't even make it to my bed properly this morning!




In this picture you can see my sore or 'worried' patch just by my front leg. There is also another patch of hair loss on my side. The Mum doesn't know if this is new or was done at the same time as the other patch as I'm not the sort of cat to let anyone examine him for long. However my worried patch is looking a lot better despite the little bit of redness. It has dried up nicely and some parts are starting to scab over.

Mum has been researching Hormone Dermatitis or Feline Endocrine Alopecia and has found several suggestions to help. One was an Elizabethan Collar, but The Mum will only try that if all else fails. Suggestions are to keep the house and affected cat as flea free as possible (The Mum is on top of that), use Evening Primrose Oil for any itching or irritation and to use Feliway to help combat stress. The Mum says she is even going to get me a special collar with DO NOT FEED on it. I shall be losing that one pretty quickly I can tell you!

It maybe a case as the V-E-T said that there is nothing we can do to treat the hair loss and The Mum will have to learn to love my bald pantaloons and tummy. Being The Mum it's the law that she has to love me no matter what.



Thomas O'Toole x



P.S. I still haven't forgiven her = More ham!

22 comments:

  1. We're sorry you're feeling poorly, Thomas! The evening primrose oil helped soothe Samson with his allergic skin, so we hope it works for you!

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  2. We're glad you're healing -- it *is* hard work. Your mum definitely will love you no matter what, though!

    P.S. We hope the collar works -- and that you don't lose it!

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  3. Well that is good Thomas that you are a little better. We are sending tons of purrs that it will be all better really soon.We will cross our paws too. Take care.

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  4. Hi Thomas, I'm happy to hear the medicine has started working so quickly! I've used the Feliway plug-ins before and they seem to have a calming effect on the household also I think there is a spray that can be sprayed on your catbed. You should check with Milo and Alfie's mum as I think she has had success with the primrose oil for Milo.

    Keep up the good healing!!!! :-)

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  5. Oh you poor thing, Thomas! We have heard pink has extra special healing powers.

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  6. Thomas, you are a handsome mancat even with your worried spots. We are purraying they will heal up and you won't get any more of them.

    xxxxxxxxx

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  7. It's good that you are a little better. I hope you don't have to resort to the collar (either one!).

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  8. Poor Thomas, you do look exhausted. We are glad your owie is starting to heal.

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  9. Poor Thomas - sleep is good so rest as much as you can. Just try and make it into your bed - it's so much more comfortable.

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  10. Thomas, we're happy your skin is healing up. KonaKitty used to lick her tummy bald, Mommy got some Hartz cortizone spray for it and it helped her itchies. Also we only get canned food now and that made a HUGE difference.

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  11. could it be a food allergy? That is what happened to my Cody...

    Glad you are getting better though...you look like a Valentine with the lovely colors in the photos! :)

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  12. Poor Thomas not even making it to his little bed. Plenty of poses like that will get you lots of fuss no doubt ;) I hope you start to heal up nicely and are back to being yourself :) xx (ps mummy has some funny hair loss because of thyroid problems - I could always pinch one of her funny hairy things she uses to cover them up and send to you) pps - you didn't hear that from me xx

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  13. We are purring that you get well soon. It must be itchy on the bald spots!

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  14. Sir Thomas of Snuggle remarks, "Our late sister Samantha was allergic. She started out being just allergic to plastic so she had raw patches on her mouth and mom gave us crystal bowls for our food & water. Then we started eating lamb food because she became allergic to chicken and then beef. After that she became allergic to fleas followed by grass. Mom puts goldenseal on us when we have 'hot spots'. It doesn't taste very good but they heal up faster when she does that. ack ack! Feel better soon!!"

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  15. Sorry you're having trouble. I know it must upset you. But, don't worry about the love part. Moms love us no matter what. Purring for you.

    pawhugs, Max

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  16. I hope that resting up gets you all better. We are purring for you.

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  17. awe, we will still love a hairless tummy!

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  18. We hope you feel better soon, Thomas. It sounds like your mom is doing everything she can to help you.

    We're curious about this primrose oil, and whether it might help Ernie who gets itchy alot.

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  19. We are so sorry you are not feeling well. We are sending you our special hugs, purrs and prayers. to get well soon.

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  20. I hope these remedies make you less itchy, Thomas!

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  21. Sorry you're still not feeling your best. Purrs to fast healing.

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