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Managing Atonic Ulcer in a Maine Coon Cat. Diagnosis and conclusions

Vegas, a Maine Coon cat, presented with an atonic ulcer likely of allergic origin. The consultation required tele-expertise from Dr. Céline Darmon Hadjaje. Below is the consultation summary.

Treatment Plan

Medication: Doxycycline 10 mg/kg/day for one month or another antibiotic plus a corticosteroid.

Dosage: 1/2 tablet of 100 mg once daily for one month.

Follow-Up: Control check in 2 months.

Additional Supplements: Possible inclusion of omega-3 fatty acids
Atonic Ulcer in a Maine Coon Cat
D'alopécie sur les pattes arrière

Three Possible Outcomes

Improvement with Doxycycline but Relapse After Stopping: Implement an elimination diet.

No Improvement: Avoid aggressive therapy, but proceed with an elimination diet.Pulsed corticosteroid therapy at 0.5 mg/kg/day for 5-day courses.Control check 2 months later, noting the number of corticosteroid courses needed.

Significant Improvement After Two Months: Determine if the cause is related to plastic or a specific food that was eliminated.
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Additional Recommendations:

1.Avoid elimination diets for growing cats.

2.Limit to a single protein source in the diet.

3.Inquire about toys: remove plastic toys, keeping only fabric and rope ones.

4.Replace plastic bowls with glass, metal, or ceramic ones.

5.Take photos in 2 months to monitor progress.
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