Cat with Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex
by Margaret R.
My cat has was diagnosed with the skin condition eosinophlic granuloma complex back in September. When we go her she had long lesions on the back of her two back lets. Also, her feet became inflamed.
We got her in August from the Valley Humane Society in Pleasanton. She is currently about a year old.
She was treated with an antibiotic and all of that cleared up. That was about three months ago. Since then she has had some outbreak on her side near the elbow and now she had a long lesion along the back of her left front leg.
She is currently on a diet of Prescription Diet z/d. She is an indoor/outdoor cat with a large backyard that borders on a creek. There are not other animals other than fish in her home. But there are grandchildren who are here weekly. The grandchildren do try to catch her from time to time, but generally treat her gently.
She is a domestic short hair. She is a very gentle cat. Doesn't like to sit on a lap, but loves to hang around us and likes to be petted for a short time. Sometimes sleeps on our bed, somethings doesn't.
When I took her to my vet Thursday, she was put on a steroid, prednisolone. We did try getting one dose down her and that was a disaster. I am not happy about putting her on a steroid in the first place and having to have a very difficult pill popping every night, just doesn't ring right with me. So my question is, how else might we treat this condition.
She doesn't seem overly bothered by the lesions, is eating well and is as active as ever.
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