Most of our engaging followers know that Moji has been struggling with excessive itching.
Because the itching only occurred in the head area (eyes, ears, lips) our vet was pretty sure it was a food allergy. Since then she has been on so many food trials/hypoallergenic diets. After 1,5 years of trying different brands (kibbles and also raw diets) her symptoms never completely disappeared. This period was very difficult, seeing your cat scratch herself open without any solution in sight. Moji had runny red eyes and ear wounds. She was miserable from the itching, you could see it in her eyes. She wasn’t feeling photography. This is why we needed time off of Instagram to focus on her.
The vet eventually suggested to try medicine for Atopy. Atopy, also known as inhalant allergy. This is an allergic reaction that causes inflammation of the skin. Inflammation can take many forms and the allergic reaction can have a variety of underlying triggers. Some of the most common causes include: -
- Allergic reaction to environmental factors such as mold, pollen, mildew, dust, or mites.
- Genetic or inherited influences
After such a long and exhausting journey we are happy to announce that the Atopy medication is effective! She feels much better and isn’t itchy anymore as long as she takes her meds.
Another thing we would like to be transparent about is that during the vet visits for her allergy, the vet listened to her heart several times during our visits and every time he heard that her heart was beating irregular. He suggested an heart echo and unfortunately Moji has been diagnosed with HCM. HCM is the most common heart disease in cats and occurs where there is an increase in the thickness of the muscular wall of the heart. This reduces the volume of blood within the heart and also prevents the heart muscle relaxing properly between contractions.
This was another heartbreaking shock for us to hear that your cat has heart problems. We will continue to monitor her heart to see how the disease progresses.. in the near future she will need medication for her heart.
But as for now, Moji feels fine and is in no pain. She is one happy kitty and a true trooper💕
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