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Saturday, February 7, 2009

G.T. and His Allergies


G.T. went to see the dermatologist this week. He has been licking spots raw on his front feet, and licking underneath his back feet. Before he started on his allergy shots, he used to get ulcerated spots on his cheeks where he would scratch them until they were bloody. For the past few months, he has been messing with his feet. Maw was hoping this was a temporary thing, but finally took him in to be checked out.

The v-e-t said that this fall and winter are very bad for allergy sufferers because the normal dying time of some weeds and grasses has not occurred because of the weather in North Texas, and that the mountain cedar dust came along as normal and compounded the allergens already in the air. So many animals and people have been experiencing profound allergy problems.

Duh. No wonder Maw's nose is running.

Anyway, so G.T. is now getting shots twice a month to see if he improves. Also, he received a steroid shot to stop his feet from bothering him so that they will heal quickly and hopefully, all will be normal. Then next winter, perhaps we can go back to monthly shots.

Bless his little heart.

Luf, Us

32 comments:

The Island Cats said...

Aw, GT...we hope those shots help even though we don't think getting shots is furry much fun...

Ernie has allergies too...but his hasn't been real bad so far...

meemsnyc said...

Oh no, we are sorry to hear about the allergies. We hope the steroid shots help.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Poor GT. I hate shots. I hope you do better now that you have them!

Eric and Flynn said...

Poor GT, shots are bad but they've got to be better than allergies. We hope they make you feel better.

Daisy said...

Oh GT, I am sorry that you have allergies that are bothering you. And getting shots is No Fun!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

poor thing! i once had a cat with allergies like that. it was no fun for him or me...

hugs, auntie bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Parker said...

Poor G.T., that can't be any fun at all. I hope the shots help him right away!

Lux said...

We hope those shots help G.T. very quickly - usually Ninna responds in just a couple of days.

Poor guy ... :(

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

G.T. we hope you are finding some relief with the steroid shots and extra allergy shots. It sounds like you are pretty miserable feeling right now.

momsbusy said...

we shure hope those shots werk good and you get better soon.

y2k

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Hi GT, I hope the shot has taken care of your pretty feets. We are handsome mancats and do not need problems!
~ KittyBoy

Grrreta said...

We hope G.T's feets feel better very soon.

Angel said...

G.T. we know about those Notrh Texas alergies! Mom sneeses and coughs and scares us! We hope you get to felling better soon!

Gattina said...

Poor GT, that must be awful when it itches all the time. Arthur once had an allergy on his belly and had leaked off all his fur ! He also got a shot and now it's gone.

Hansel said...

allergies iz bad saz mommeh. Her werk seein lots of aminals fur allergies. :(

How much are dem hammicks- dat page saz 2 fur 30- still doin dat? We'd prolly get twos- an gif one ta tesla.

we gots ta wait a bit fur more green papers- but soons. Firs we need ta see if we one dat awkshun offur at da moki funds raisers.

Angus Mhor said...

Gee Whiz! I'm so sorry to hear that GT is havin' problems with allergies. But I'm glad the v-e-t had an idea of what might help.

Ariel said...

Poor GT I hate shots yet I hope they make you feel better>

Sunny's Mommy said...

I hope the increase in shots, and the steroid shot, helps GT to feel better soon.

Sweet Praline said...

Don't you just hate allergies!

the orange tabbies (and little tortie sister!) said...

Does your Maw ever use the Benadryl spray on your feeties (assuming they're itchy)? My ears get furry itchy sometimes and she sprays it on my ears-it seems to help!

Just a thought!

xo-Turtle

Tyler said...

Drat that mt. cedar dust! Feel better GT!

Princess said...

Pierro has skin allergies too, his were laying low for quite a while and just flaired up this past week. I hope GT feels better soon.

purrrs

michico*Adan said...

We hope G.T's feets feel better soon!!!!
And I pass an award to you!

pissed off patricia said...

Murphy, the little dog I used to have had to take meds every Fall for allergies. Without the meds he would just about chew his own skin off. Thankfully Fred the Cat and my new little dog appear to be allergy free.

Christine and FAZ said...

Get well soon, a cat needs his feet. FAZ

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Oh poor GT. This stinks. Bendrix and I will purr and purr that the shots work and he feels all better soon. purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs

We gave you all an award. I hope that makes GT feel better!

Emmylou said...

Mreeooow..shots! Ick. I hope they make you feel better if you gotta get 'em.
I have two floofy friends in Frisco ..maybe that's close to you. They are Sparky and Zoe.
Visit me soon on th' blog.

jenianddean said...

We hope you get feeling better fast. Allergies are no fun at all.
--Jasper

The Furry Kids said...

Allergies are no good. We hope GT is feeling lots better soon and doesn't have to get shots for much longer.

Love,
Tazo

PS- Mama agrees with Maw in that hanging out with lots of aminals is way better than hanging out with lots of people at work. hee hee

Margaret Cloud said...

It is bad enough that the beans get allergy's, but to have our pets suffer, hope the shots work.

JB's Big World said...

I hope G.T.'s allergies are better now. Texas does have a lot of things to make allergies!
--JB

Angus Mhor said...

You live in North Texas? We're neighbors! The people at my house have had some bad allergy times, too, So, I'm sure purrin' for poor G.T.