Message Number: YG2817 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-04-21 05:49:00 UTC
Subject: itching

I have a five (or so) year old rescue named Skylar, who has a UTI
and was on
Clavamox for ten days. The UTI has not resolved and he will be
visiting the
vet again early next week. However, he has been itching like crazy
for a
couple of weeks now. He has been off the Clavamox for about a week.
He had
a bath (we bathe maybe two or three times a year), about the time
the itching
started. Last week, he began losing fur behind his ears. Now, on
his throat
area. I have also noticed him marking but no aggressive male
behavior; he
was neutered about a year and a half ago. I have also have switched
him over
to TF Senior.

I am suspecting perhaps adrenal with the symptoms, but the balding
is puzzling. I have researched the archives of the FML and Dr.
Williams site
without a clear answer. His tail fur is a bit sparse, but his coat
always been like that. Could we be dealing with a food allergy
Perhaps a reaction or something connected with his UTI? I know a
panel would help, but has anybody here experienced similar symptoms?
None of
the other eleven have had a problem.

I am rewashing his bedding in the detergent I used to use (I just
switched to
a perfume and dye-free because I had a reaction to the last one).
He has
just had a bath with a different ferret shampoo and some Mane and
Tail, and
some anti-itch/oatmeal spray from a vet. I will also try putting
him back on
regular TF. Any thoughts or suggestions from anyone on the list
would be

Also, I wanted to thank all who responded to my problems with my
Mufasa, who
has proliferative colitis. I am thrilled to report he has gained at
least a
half a pound or more, and still gaining. Thank you!!

Earlicks and toebitings to all,