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« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2016, 11:09:26 PM »

I don't even keep any aspirin on hand for myself.   Roll Eyes

I'm the type that if something happens, I'd feel better just bringing them to see the doctor than deciding myself and administering something.
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« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2016, 04:30:32 AM »

The only problem with that for a severe allergic reaction is time . If the throat is swelling an antihistamine done immediately could save their life on the way to the vet .
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« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2016, 06:57:42 AM »

Yes August please check with the vet about keeping something on hand just in case. Not sure how far you are from the animal er? I can make it to mine in under 10 minutes (I have made it in under 5 on at least one occasion).  Your vet did say the next time could be worse. Blasted mosquitoes they can hang on until there is at least a good frost and your deck is pretty big I believe so they could hide.

Check some of your photos to see if there is any indication of this ever happening before. 
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« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2016, 04:11:31 PM »

That's a really good point.  I'll ask the doctor when I see him next.

Yeah, blasted mosquitoes.   Angry
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« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2016, 09:13:30 PM »

Sorry for mosquito troubles.

This website has info on some stuff which may work:
http://www.mosquito.org

Interestingly, they claim that catnip has mosquito repellent properties. I wonder would it work to just rub the kitties with catnip. If nothing else, there would be happy kitties Wink

Edit: Apparently, it is true about catnip:
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/08/010828075659.htm
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« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2016, 09:58:01 PM »

Thanks for those links. 

That's hysterical that catnip repels mosquitos!  Can you imagine my covering the deck with powdered catnip?  OMG!   Cheesy Grin

Wednesday finally has his appetite back.  I ended up having to go get him an extra week's worth of steroids but today was his last day.  He still has sores on his head but I'm thinking they must be healing now.

My reform guy got back to me and after discussing it there really is just no way to guarantee mosquito/eggs not getting inside netting.  We're going to tough it out to the end of the month and then think more about what to do for next summer.  Though growing fresh catnip all over the deck is an idea.  Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2016, 05:02:11 AM »

You could line the edges of the deck with shallow box planters & grow a barrier of catnip . Marigolds & citronella geraniums are supposed to work also .
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« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2016, 03:03:40 PM »

I'm so glad your kitties are better now, August, those are awful allergic reactions. We have lots of mosquitoes here too, and they vector diseases. I'm usually not in favor of humans tampering with nature by causing extinctions, but I just wouldn't be sad if mosquitoes were eradicated.
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« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2018, 02:47:21 PM »

Hiya!

I thought I'd post a photo of what the mosquito allergy looks like.  I'm now able to easily recognize and understand this to mean mosquito season has started and the cats can't go outside until late autumn.   Sad     What a bummer.  All the Tinies have this allergy except maybe Jazza, possibly in thanks to her long fur.

This is Wednesday after a mosquito bite.  If I were to allow him to be outside and get bitten more, his eyes and particularly his ears would get these bumps and his face would look as if he'd been in a fight and knocked around a bunch.  If I then let it go longer, he would start to get stomach upset (as, I imagine, the stomach etc lining would get inflamed and bumpy) and he would start (rather dramatically) throwing up his food.  Thankfully there was no breathing issues and this inflammation went down in a few days (without going to the vet or taking any medicine).


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« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2018, 05:29:55 PM »

Aww poor Wenny! That looks pretty nasty!
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« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2018, 04:24:12 AM »

That does look nasty ! I know some of the small mosquitoes here can even get through the screens . Hard to keep them away from the pets !
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« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2018, 01:09:29 AM »

Just for information's sake, Weiner did end up getting stomach upset.  I didn't give him any medicine (or take him to see the vet), and I didn't try to encourage him to eat when he didn't want to.  What happened over the next few days was similar to how it was when they had a really strong reaction last year (two years ago?), but much milder.

After his stomach cleared up he was fine for the next several days.

Day 1 - In the middle of the night, he threw up undigested dinner (about 8 hours after he ate)
Day 2 morning - He ate his breakfast and immediately threw it up back into his bowl (and then immediately ate it again  Tongue   Cheesy  )
Day 2 evening - Acted like he was hungry, went to his bowl to eat but snubbed the food (which is unheard of)
Day 3 - No appetite all day but acted completely normal aside from not eating
Day 4 - Back to normal eating regularly

He seems to be back to normal now and nobody else seems to have gotten bitten.   Tongue
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« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2018, 04:26:36 AM »

Glad he's doing better !
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« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2018, 10:02:32 AM »

Aw, poor Wednesday.   Cry  i'm glad to hear he is doing better.  What a nasty problem to have in the hottest part of the year.
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« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2018, 11:42:04 AM »

Oof, that looks itchy, Wenny! It’s good you were able to catch it early!
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