A FINAL CONSIDERATION: PSYCHOGENIC ALOPECIA
In rare cases, self-mutilation and overgrooming may be a result of a psychogenic cause. If all of the aforementioned causes
are addressed but the problem continues, consider behavior-modifying medications, such as fluoxetine or clomipramine.
Many management options are available for allergic cats. Every patient is different, and every client situation is unique,
so the treatment plans are different for all patients. This is where the art of managing the allergic patient comes into play.
Ian B. Spiegel, VMD, MHS, DACVD
Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center
24 hr Emergency and Referral Hospital
Animerge 24/7 Animal Emergency and Specialty Care
Garden State Veterinary Specialists
Tinton Falls, N.J.
Jersey Shore Veterinary Emergency Service
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