Thursday, July 3, 2008

Let the Fur Grow

My kitty Pepper has had quite a spring this year. I have been taking him to the vet every 3 weeks since I got back from MN at the end of March. The poor baby has had to deal with first allergies and then fleas. I would’ve never imagined that fleas could jump through the window, but they can and did. Curses on all the outside cats that like to taunt Pepper! As a result of these two ailments, he has pulled half his fur out and scratched little sores all over. And on top of that he’s had to endure me giving him several different medications for the allergies and fleas. Mostly they been pill antibiotics, but the liquid one he really liked and it smelled like bubble gum. Despite everything, he is still the same old Pepper just minus a lot of fur. He still runs around the house as if he’s being chased by something invisible and continues to find new ways to wake me up 15 minutes before my alarm is supposed to go off. I was hoping that the vet appointment he had on Tuesday would have been his last, but they had me make one more appointment to make sure his fur is still growing in good and he hasn’t started up again.

Here are pictures of him back in March. It was very mild then. He just had his allergies then and most of the fur pulling was on his back and tummy.

This is what he looks like yesterday. Now there is more missing. It’s starting to grow back, but you can see the difference in the color of the original fur from the new fur – new fur is really light grey and patchy. His back legs and the base of his tail look the worse, they look like they have been shaved.

I hope everyone has a great 4th of July!

1 comment:

Corinne, Kris, Jack & Colin said...

Oh my gosh!! You weren't kidding that he was pulling his hair out. Cats are so weird. Pickles was doing the same thing because her food made her nerotic, the new stuff just makes her fat. :) I hope everything grows in for Pepper's sake. No fun being taunted AND bald.