Tuesday, June 3, 2008

TORTIE TUESDAY - THINGS WE LIKE

Our little S'more has a skin condition called Feline Miliary Dermatitis. This can be caused by a number of things from an allergic reaction to flea bites - or other types of allergies - to an autoimmune deficiency. In S'more's case, her tests for parasitic infestation came back negative, so the v-e-t believes it is a deficiency in Omega 3 Fatty Acids in her diet.

Mommy discovered the problem when she noticed red blotches all over her back and a significant loss of her fur in these affected areas. Mommy said it reminded her of Mange that woofies get. The v-e-t prescribed some antibiotics (in case there was any type of infection going on) and also 3V Caps in liquid (oil) form. It is loaded with Omega 3 fatty acids and has done wonders for S'more's skin and coat. Mommy puts a couple of drops in her food in the morning and at night. S'moresy will probably have take this for the rest of her life - we don't think she minds, though, 'acause it tastes just like fish! How yummy!

13 comments:

Babs (Beetle) said...

That's more like a treat than medicine - how lucky!

Purrs, Sukie X

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

At least it tastes good!!!

ML said...

I bet her coat is so lovely. Lucky cat, fish oil is the best.
Purrs,
Missy Blue Eyes

Daisy said...

I'll bet it's very yummy!

Mickey said...

While it's too bad she has that problem,having medicine that tastes like fish is awesome!!!! I wish all medications tasted like fish,especially tuna! :)
Purrs Mickey

Mo said...

Spooker is allergic to flea bites, so we have to be very careful.
She also can't have scented litter.
What a diva!
:)

Fish oil sounds yummy, though.
luv,
Daphne & Chloe

(and Not The Mama, too!)

SACHIE said...

oh nows! you eat medichinez!! dat not yummyz!! you is sure?? mai mom say it iz yummyz but me dont think so...

Kim said...

OOOOOOOOH I didn't know you got a blog!
Yay!
Okay if I add you to Anna and Zuzu's blogroll???

ZOOLATRY said...

Try to stop by and visit two new little himalayan lady friends... Annabelle and Zuzu. They live at http://annabellezuzu.blogspot.com.

Thanks, Maggy & Zoey

China Cat said...

If you have to have medicine, you are so lucky that it tastes fishy! I love fish!

Purrrrrrs, China Cat

michico*Adan said...

It's is good to know working!!

Lorianna said...

I'm sorry that S'more has allergies, but it's great the VET figured it out and she has yummy medicine. I wonder if long haired kitties have more immune problems?
I hope you are having a great weekend. I'll pop over again this coming week. :)
Hugs and Purrs,
Lorianna

'Lil Gizmo said...

Glad that S'mores skin condition isnt anything serious! And lucky her, she gets to taste fishies everyday! ~Gizmo