Convenia for Cat with skin/iching issues
One of our cats (~ 4 years old) has had skin issues since we adopted her-2 years ago. Bad itching all around the head (face, under chin, in and behind ears). No ear mites, no fleas although she was infested when going to the shelter (where she stayed for 8 months). Sometimes she scratches so hard that she creates scabs. We have been trying to get to the source of the problem since we adopted her. It gets a little better for a while, then it comes back.
Also she has a bald area on her belly by the tail since we've had her. As soon as her hair seems to grow back, she licks again!
At the end of December, a self-inflicted wound developed on the inside of her hind leg. The vet cleaned it up, gave her an injection of vetalog and antibiotics for a week. It got better for a while, but reappeared again.
We now have a new vet who has given her 3 injections of convenia (one every 2 weeks). Things are pretty much the same, although no new lesions on the face. We have another follow up visit this Monday.
Is it safe to have that many injections of convenia?
Our cat has not had any signs of side effects, but .. considering there is no MARKED improvement, do we need to continue? (our vet says it can take up to 8 weeks to clear..)
What else could it be?
She has had several skin crapes, but nothing.
Food allergy? we tried to switch her diet, but she never went for it--plus not easy with 3 other cats.
On our last visit, new vet took some skin/hair sample to test for fungal problem. We should get the results soon.
By the way, besides this skin issue, she is perfectly happy & healthy!!!
Thanks for any input,