How can I get my cat to stop licking itself too much?
August 30, 2014 4:59 PM Subscribe
We have an otherwise healthy kitty (about 3 years old) except for this issue with the fur on her back. She's basically licking herself to the point of creating sores on her back. How do we fix this?
It's been going on for the better part of the year. We took her to the vet about 6 months ago. He gave her a couple shots and charged a bunch of money. It got marginally better for a short bit and then got worse again. That sort of expenditure isn't really in our budget if its not going to be effective.
Things we've also tried with little to no success:
Cone: She won't eat or drink and just hides under the couch miserably until we take it off of her. We're not interested in starving her.
Vitamins: We've tried a couple (This
). She eats the chewy one but not the hard one (we've tried pill pockets with no luck).
Coconut Oil: We think she just licked herself more
I've envisioned trying to put a kitty cape on her that covers from her neck to her tail so she can still use the bathroom, but can't get to her back. I'm not sure if it'll work. I don't think a thundershirt would reach far enough back.