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Atopica For Cats
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Worth every penny! My cat also had severe skin problems. She had no hair on her belly and for about 3 or 4 inches above and all around where her tail comes out from her body. The skin was blistered, red and oozing. The vet gave her a shot for the most common allergy rather than expensive tests. She responded very well and he wanted to put her on the Atopica in capsule form. I couldn't afford it for a few months and she got very bad again. When I finally bought it, she had dramatic results. Within 3 weeks she was about 50-60% better. Today, she has not a speck of any skin problems and her coat is soft and fluffy versus stiff and coarse. I mix about a half teaspoon of flax oil with 1/3 can wet food, then I bury the capsule in about a tablespoon of wet food in a small dish and she gobbles it right down. After she eats the small amount with the pill I give her the remaining amount. (She also eats dry food) This week starts the third month and going to every third day doses. This medication is worth every penny I've spent. 12/01/2014
Great Product Our doggie Dermatologist prescribed this liquid for cats for my Boston Terrier as the dog med made him terribly lethargic. He currently takes the dose for an 8lb cat!(He doesn't know that-he would be so humiliated!) This drug works so well on him and helps him. It is terribly expensive but no more infections from scratching and no more steroids. 10/02/2014
it works! My cat Sophie started licking her hair out about 6 months ago, it started as a little patch that I was mildly concerned about but after a weekend away I came home to a half bald cat ( no exaggeration, in 2 days she had licked 40% of her hair off to the skin). To the vet we went, blood work we did, really expensive special hypoallergenic food we bought. Didn't work. Then the vet decided it must just be OCD, so we started the antianxiety drugs, they didn't work either but they say it can take a while so I soldiered on forcing a pill down her throat twice a day and buying cat food for $50 a bag. Then I decided a second opinion was needed so I took her somewhere else, they tried a different drug with no success except that it made my sweet, very lovable, lap cat horribly mean and grouchy. Then they decided maybe she has ringworm, did that test, negative. Then miracle of miracles they gave her a steroid shot to see if that helped at all, within hours I had my lovable cat back, unfortunately that's not a long term treatment option and it only lasted about 2 weeks while they ran tests. FINALLY, 6 months and $ 1000 later, they decided it must be a skin allergy (duh!) and gave her Atopica. She's been on it a little over a month now and her hair is starting to grow back and she is friendly and lovable again. And I stopped the stupid expensive food. She's only 10 pounds so that's like 3 drops of the medicine so the bottle will last 3 months at least, I've gotten really good at popping the syringe in the corner of her mouth and squirting before she really even knows what's happening. She did start refusing to eat her wet food right after I gave it to her, I guess because of the bitterness but now I just give it to her about 10 minutes before I feed her and she's fine. 05/27/2014
Excellent Product This product works very well for my cat but why does it have to be sooooo expensive?! My cat will have to take it the rest of her life! Also, its $117.00 for 17ml bottle on-line but cheaper at $75,00 for same size at my vets (which is still much too high.) I though it was supposed to be cheaper on line. 07/08/2013
It works if you find a way to give it... Several months after I adopted my cat, Roxy...I noticed she was licking, chewing and completely removing the hair on her tummy and inside her back. After a complete allergy test (many needle pricks), her Dermotologist put her on Atopica and Hydroxyzine. After much trial and error and lots of stress for my kitty and me, I decided to add both to her wet food (she gets wet and dry) in the morning, when she's hungry. I keep the Atopica in the frig (a little trick her Dr. told me) as it has less bitter taste when chilled. I grind up the hydroxyzine pill and add that too. Voila...no stress for either of us, and she eats her food without hesitation. Best of all she still loves me, and her fur has, almost fully, grown back. 04/05/2013
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My vet told me .03 ml but on the syrynge it seems so small. My cat is 10 lbs should I measure to the "10" mark or the "3" mark on the syringe.
Answer:the syringe is in pounds so you go to the 10. the 10 mark should equal .03 ml though.
Answer:You will need to confirm the dose with your veterinarian because 0.03ml corresponds to 1 pound on the syringe. The 10 pound dose is 0.3ml.
Is scaling of the skin a known side effect to Atopica for cats? My cat has been on this 5 weeks and just w/in the last week I noticed her skin is scaling down her spine and just flakes off~larger than dandruff, more the size of chunks of dead skin cells.
Answer:Scaling of the skin is not a side effect commonly associated with Atopica. Consult your veterinarian for further information.
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