Nancy Barber (nlbarber) wrote,
Nancy Barber
nlbarber

Agatha and allergies

Agatha got hauled to the vet this morning, to her distress. She has started over-grooming around the base of her tail, and as a previous episode of over-grooming lasted well over a year and at its worst had removed all the hair she could reach from one side, I wanted to catch it early.

This time the vet spotted actual signs of an allergic reaction (which she didn't show before that I recall) both where she's removing hair and under her chin. He gave her a shot of a steroid which should easy the allergic reaction for 3-5 weeks, hopefully past the time that the allergen is present. And also, hopefully, breaking her cycle of over-grooming.

In penance for taking her to the vet, I was sentenced to providing a lap for a long afternoon's worth of cat naps, and to provide head scritches on demand. She demands lots of head scritches. It was a nice way to spend a lazy Columbus Day holiday, actually.
Tags: cats
Subscribe

  • My tweets

    Sun, 17:20: Highly touted smash burger at Steakhouse 71 is not bad, won’t call it my best WDW burger at all though https://t.co/NUawbw1QLK…

  • My tweets

    Sun, 08:59: No tweets yesterday, and probably not much today. It’s all D23 related events Sun, 09:00: Yesterday logistics: took a Lyft to…

  • My tweets

    Fri, 17:04: After we ate, we found the cluster of serious pin traders usually to be found at these, and spoke briefly to Corey. Mark may come…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 3 comments