One of my cats has had allergy problems for a while now. During the summer, she’d start scratching really bad. Trying to pull out tufts of fur and all that. We’d get her a steriod shot to make her feel better for a while and stop scratching, but it was getting worse. Finally, we sprung for the allergy panel test. After all, if there was a food allergy in there we could avoid it to make things better. Can’t give steriods forever. Isnt’ safe.
So what is she allergice to? Well, virtually every tree and grass in the known world. Also: sweet potatoes, carrots and beets.
Beets? Beets?! BEETS!!!!
When has this ever come up in the history of cats? When has a cat ever eaten a beet? I’ve seen some carrots mixed in as a garnish in some wet foods and I suppose sweet potatoes could be used as a base for some foods (though none I’ve looked at do)…but BEETS?!!!
(Note: not my cat)
Oh well, looks like we’ll be getting her something to reduce her environmental allergies. They can do that, apparently, without having to do regular steroids. Something safer. I think we’re good on the beet front though.