I am so glad I stumbled across this blog as I was searching for treatment for “allergic reaction around mouth” for my 14yo son. Now everything makes sense, he has used EOS this whole winter and it healed when we started to use petroleum jelly. I am not sure if it is beeswax or jojoba oil as his lips cleared when I changed to an organic hemp oil balm and flared up when he lost it and went back to an EOS. They both have beeswax…hmm. For now I am using a tincture of apple cider vinegar then putting on a antihistamine ointment. Then a mix of Renew lotion from Melaleuca with a couple of drops of oregano oil. Also, 10mg Claritan. It is on the mend.
Routine blood work can detect a chronic kidney problem at an early stage (another reason that I recommend twice-yearly wellness exams). For cats seven and older, tests for kidney function should be performed at least annually. At my practice, I recommend every six months. And really I never cease to be amazed at the number of cats that have notable changes in their organ function, when only six months previously, things appeared on paper to be just fine. A lot can change in six months, and catching this disease early is really critical.