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Just Ask the Expert: The best way to address feline atopy


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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.

CONCLUSION

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
Levittown, Pa.

Animerge 24/7 Animal Emergency and Specialty Care
Raritan, N.J.

Garden State Veterinary Specialists
Tinton Falls, N.J.

Jersey Shore Veterinary Emergency Service
Lakewood, N.J.

REFERENCES

1. Noli C, Scarampella F. Prospective open pilot study on the use of ciclosporin for feline allergic skin disease. J Small Anim Pract 2006;47(8):434-438.

2. Vercelli A, Raviri B, Cornegliani L. The use of oral cyclosporin to treat feline dermatoses: a retrospective analysis of 23 cases. Vet Dermatol 2006;17(3):201-206.


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