Monday, March 05, 2007

Update on Chang Chang's skin problem

This is an update on Chang Chang's skin problem which was also blogged earlier.

The jab which Dr Su gave him lasted around a month or so before he began to get itchy again. But just a little which was rather tolerable for us. He had been on Natural Balance Venison and Green Pea since the vet vist as we needed a single protein source food which should hopefully narrow down the kind of things he is allergic too.

All the kitties took some time to get used to NB and started taking them when they get too hungry but little Yuan Yuan snubbed it completely, preferring her regular Royal Canin. The arrangement did well for all except that both Chang Chang and Xin Xin did not tolerate the food well and had soft stools daily.

Seeing a slight improvement in his skin condition, we added Royal Canin back to their diet last week. And lo and behold, no more soft stool from both CC and XX. So it was NB Venison which was causing their soft watery stool.

However, CC has started itching and is licking excessively again. We have no idea which ingredient in RC is causing him the itch. So from yesterday, CC will no longer have RC in his diet but to counter watery stools, we are trying SD to see if he will continue to itch on a 50% SD 50% NB diet.

If he still continues to itch, I am thinking of feeding him Nupro supplement to see if it can help improve his immune system and digestive tract so that he will not itch anymore. It's like TCM, heal the inside to benefit the outside.

Fingers crossed for now.

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Blogger kuro.shiro.neko said...

when i switch my brood over to NB, there was a lot of soft stool. now that it's more than 6 months, stool quality has improved.

NB is quite "rich" and some cats cant handle it.

RC - be careful, I have heard of many cats who "itch" and lose fur, my weiwei is one of them.

bottomline, not every diet is optimum for every cat. so you really have to test out by trial and error.

9:57 PM, March 05, 2007  
Blogger KXBC said...

The others are doing well on RC and CC's skin problem actually started way before we put them on RC.

The problem was never this big till late last year so we are not sure what has gone wrong at all. But he has always been medically unfit (PES E) so a little of error actually flairs up a lot in him.

10:25 PM, March 05, 2007  
Blogger auntie p said...

Mr kxbc: My bottle of Nupro supplement has been sitting in the fridge since I switched to feeding Solid Gold to the community cats. Wanna help me use it up? Pls email me your address so that I can drop a pack of it into your mailbox on Weds (make sure your mailbox's slot is open though).

9:17 AM, March 06, 2007  
Blogger KXBC said...

ksn, how long did wei wei needed to get over his itching problem? Is he still on RC or NB now?

9:21 AM, March 06, 2007  
Blogger kuro.shiro.neko said...

it didnt take long to get over the itching, maybe less than 2 months. but 4-5 months before fur fully grew back.

he was on NB, but lately he's rejecting it. i put him on Avoderm, but i think it made his itching worse. so now i have to mix NB and Avo.

"song bong" cat!

8:41 PM, March 06, 2007  
Blogger Fat Eric said...

Hope Chang Chang feels less itchy soon.

Thanks for your sympathy over my "weekend of starvation" trauma. I'm just checking back into the blogosphere after spending 4 days eating non-stop to make up for it!

6:15 AM, March 09, 2007  

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