Glad you've done some research!! No friskies isn't a good food, you can also buy fancy feast PATE(or original) without gravy!! This is also not expensive but nutritionally better than friskies
And yes something other than chicken, the beef one in fancy feast is still chicken but with beef flavouring so not that one. Fish is not good, but you may need to give it temporarily until kitty heals, I did with mine. Allergies or sensitivities begin when cats are over exposed to one ingredient, this can be a number of things, but since chicken is the main ingredient in 80% of foods they began to be sensitive. Rotation is the answer, but first kitty has to heal
Don't feed dry food, too full of chemicals and preservatives. Would be best to stay away from the steroids if possible, these can cause other health issues such as diabetes. If your Vet thinks it's required ask for Atopica, this is a lower dose steroid and less of a risk
Or yes you can ask for low dose Benadryl, sorry can't remember exactly but seems to me it's .25 mg....not sure on that, your Vet will know
Best of luck to poor kitty, he sounds miserable.
Keep us posted and good luck
Bumped up the convienia thread, read thru to find out if there is an antidote just incase....sure hoping all is well :(
60 days to fully clear the system....:(
Darn, I was hoping it was two weeks. Spender is much quieter, but seems to be okay for now. I'm going to wait for a month or two, and if he starts chewing himself again I know it wasn't the litter. Then I'm going to change his food. I thought I should do each change gradually so I would know which one worked and which didn't. Hopefully one will, the vet also said OCD is possible, I hope not.
If it helps at all, one of my female cats had a really bad issue with pulling out her hair. She would have huge bare spots on her back and her legs. We switched her to Hills science diet food. We haven't had a single problem since we switched her. I'm not sure if they have a wet food but the dry food works great for her. I hope this helps!