The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine recommends that veterinarians avoid cat scratch disease (cats scratch their eyes), cat scratch fever (cats lick their fur), cat phobia (they cannot leave their cat on a porch), and cat allergy (they fear cats).
But the group also recommends that cats get vaccinated against cat scratch and cat phobias.
These two conditions can be fatal.
So why are veterinarians taking a position that’s opposite of what vets believe?
The American Veterinary Medical Association has also issued guidelines on the best and most effective way to treat cat scratch.
The AVMMA says cat scratch can be caused by bacteria or viruses, and that cats should not be treated with topical corticosteroids or topical steroids.
But the AVMHA says cats are not contagious and should be kept in cages for the duration of their life.
The best way to control cat scratch is to keep them indoors and keep them under their own power.
So how do veterinarians treat cat scratching?
They use topical cortics and steroids.
In a statement, the AVA says, “This regimen may not be the most effective if you have already had a cat scratch or phobia, or if you’ve had a serious allergic reaction to your cat’s fur.
However, it is the most cost effective and has been proven to reduce cat scratching in cats.
We recommend that cats be kept indoors for up to six months after a cat has a cat scratching episode.”
In other words, vets recommend cats keep themselves indoors until they get a cat allergy.
So you have a cat and you are scared of cats.
Is it safe to keep a cat indoors?
“This is a very aggressive and potentially dangerous condition,” Dr. Thomas Stahl, a veterinarian in New York City, told The New York Times.
“If you have cat scratch, you don’t want your cat in there.”
Stahl explained that cats can’t bite the skin of your skin because their mouthparts are too small to make contact.
So if you’re not sure if your cat is allergic to your skin, use a latex mask to cover your mouth.
“The latex mask should be applied as close to the mouth as possible, and be worn under the cat’s chin, nose, ears and chin,” Stahl said.
Even if your vet does give you a prescription for steroids or topical cortinoids, you may not know what they’re supposed to do until after you’ve given them to your pet.
If your pet is allergic or has a serious reaction to their fur, your vet will administer steroids and cortinones and monitor your pet’s condition for about a week.
If the reaction worsens or the cat is not responding to the steroids and the cortinoid, you can put them on an antibiotic.
When your pet becomes allergic to a steroid or cortinone, you must get a new prescription for the medication, as well.
If you’re unsure whether steroids and/or cortinons are the best treatment for your cat, call your vet.
And remember: There’s no such thing as “cat allergy.”
Cats are not allergic to humans.
Read more at The New Yorker