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No improvement for Daisy after 6 weeks

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    No improvement for Daisy after 6 weeks


    The last time my vet saw Daisy was February 1. That was nearly 6 weeks ago. Nothing has changed. She has no fleas, but still scratches her neck area excessively even without the pheromone collar. I have watched a lot of litterbox visits and every time her behavior is the same. Mom finally scheduled an appointment for Friday at 9:00. I am not happy about the time, but have already been waiting too long to bring her back.

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    Sorry to hear about Daisy, hope they can find out what her problem is. Do you keep a collar on her daily, could it be that any collar bothers her?

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    I kept the collar on her for 16 days. She has never worn another one since I cut it off.

    Any ideas why she might still be scratching with no collar or fleas?

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    Awwwww, hope the vet can figure out what's wrong. Keep us updated!
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    He will figure it out somehow. I will let you know.

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    Good news: I don't have to take her in tomorrow. The vet was not in yet when Mom called this morning, so he called her back. He thinks it is not marking, just a weird way to pee, and there is no benefit of taking her in for testing. Mom was asked to measure the litterbox height andi it is 15 inches. I do not like his idea to get a covered litterbox, which would involve taking hte top on and off every day to clean it. He agrees she does not need another pheromone collar. I am happy about that, but it means I sitll don't have an explanation for scratching without a collar.

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    Glad you have some good news! Hope she keeps on that way!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CatMom1994 View Post
    Good news: I don't have to take her in tomorrow. The vet was not in yet when Mom called this morning, so he called her back. He thinks it is not marking, just a weird way to pee, and there is no benefit of taking her in for testing. Mom was asked to measure the litterbox height andi it is 15 inches. I do not like his idea to get a covered litterbox, which would involve taking hte top on and off every day to clean it. He agrees she does not need another pheromone collar. I am happy about that, but it means I sitll don't have an explanation for scratching without a collar.
    It's no big deal to lift off the cover of the litter box with the handle, I do it every single day, sometimes twice a day, a non-issue. Scratching at the neck with no collar on might be some type of skin rash maybe? Any redness or tiny bumps that are visible with a magnifying glass? Perhaps she has some type of dermatitis or other skin condition that is isolated in the neck area?

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    The only visible difference in Daisy's neck is having less fur. She is not completely bald, but I can see her skin under it. That problem is only on her right side, but she scratches the left side a lot too.

    Agree to disagree on covered litterboxes. It is two more steps that provide no benefit to the cat. I don't want to make cleaning the litterbox harder.

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    Glad you got one problem answered!
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    Now if only Daisy could tell me why she pees that way.

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