I did lot of reading about skin issues as my Goro gets it from time to time. Thank you. Myself and my vet are trying to figure out why my one cat is excessive grooming. He is naked in parts. She started with flea protection.
And going from there. This was very helpful to read. Your email address will not be published. Food allergies are one of the more common causes of ESD. But finding that ingredient can be very tricky.
The key is: this is the ONLY food your kitty can eat for an week trial period. If the problem comes under control or improves, continue the hypoallergenic diet for life. Flea allergies. Sensitive cats are allergic to the saliva of the flea. So one — yes, ONE — flea that bites your cat can start the inflammatory reaction. It only takes one. So, unless your kitty lives in a hermetically sealed glass box or in Alaska , preventatively treating cats with ESD for fleas is essential.
Because 1 flea is too many. Insect allergies , especially to mosquitos and eek cockroaches can also cause flare-ups, so light up the citronella and call the exterminator if needed! Cancers are not very common causes of rodent ulcers or plaques, but may need to be considered in cases that are not responding to treatment. In these cases, a small biopsy of the lesion may reveal the underlying answer.
Stress is now being recognized as a common underlying cause of many health issues in cats. In a case like this, dealing with whatever is triggering the excessive grooming behavior may alleviate the skin issues, and thereby resolve the lip ulcers. Pain from arthritis, pinched nerves, or other causes can also cause some cats to groom excessively, and may need to be investigated.
Remember: 1 flea is too many. Make sure your home is free of insects like mosquitos and cockroaches. Use a Hepa filter to help filter out environmental allergens. Sometimes an antibiotic trial, with doxycycline, may show improvement. Doxycycline has the added benefit of having anti-inflammatory properties.
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If your kitty uses plastic or ceramic bowls, try switching to stainless steel. Plastic and ceramic can elicit allergic reactions in some cats. If there is a possibility that stress is a factor, a trial with a Feliway diffuser or Rescue Remedy may be worthwhile. If your kitty does have ESD, and does not respond to steroids, or the injections are becoming too frequent, or he has other medical reasons not to use steroids, talk to your vet about possible alternative therapies, including cyclosporine, chlorambucil, interferon, and even acupuncture. Keep in mind that sometimes steroids are the only thing that can give your cat relief.
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It dehydrated them and you just vacuum it up. If you mix borax in sugar water the ants eat it, take it back to the colony and eliminates them all. I appreciate this comment about using Borax to handle the "Invasion of Silverfish" and other insect pests. Silverfish are in hog heaven on cotton and linen fabrics that have been sprayed with aerosol starch while ironing. They lay their eggs in or on a substances where there is a guaranteed food supply for their young. I, like the majority of Quilters, have an abundance of fabrics in my stash or trove of goods.
I also have a cache of hundreds of magazines as well as books, that I've purchased used from local charity thrift shops; garage and tag sales; and online.
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- How to Find That Book You've Spent Years Looking For;
- 101 Inventions that Changed the World.
- How to Find That Book You've Spent Years Looking For;
I consider calling fabric, threads and reading materials "used" if they were not purchased from a retail store. There are no assurances that the fabrics have not been in the presence of insects like silverfish, and usually one who is buying preowned fabrics, wouldn't consider asking about silverfish. Most buyers are concerned with damp, mildew basement or tobacco odors.
And if the thought or hint of insects being anywhere near the fabrics, it's usually cockroaches that come to mind. I do not launder my fabrics before I use them. So, in order to prevent any outbreak of of infestation from eggs layed in the fabric folds, I always place purchased fabrics in a plastic zipper bags used for food storage just as soon as I'm able too.
Until then, the purchases remain in my garage until I place them in the bags for my sewing room. It's not enough to keep fabrics in plastic tote containers, insects are able to wiggle in and out of the tote's lids.
I use small quart sized zip lock bags or sandwich size zip lock bags for fat quarters. The 1 gallon sized zipper bags are adequate for yards of folded fabrics. And the 2 gallon sized zipper bags are perfect for larger sized measures of fabric. My fabrics are not used as a display or decor items, so it matters little to me if they're kept in plastic. I buy bulk sized quantities of these storage bags. And I reuse them after I've emptied the individual ziplock bags, and before I would use a new one.
And I don't worry about moisture build up in the bags because it's not my intentions to save or collect fabrics. And should I have my own garage sale or tag sale, the fabrics are kept in the bags when I put them out for sale. It's an assurance that I provide to buyers, that indicate that I don't have an infestation in my sewing room. I hope this information is helpful to someone who has more fabrics that they are able to use in the near future.