Hi everyone I'm new! How are you all?
This is such a helpful thread - I'm super desperate looking for answers so thank you in advance for any help you are willing to give at all.
I have a question regarding skin issues but the twist is it is with a cat so I'm not sure how specifically to deal with this. I'm now taking my cat to a second doctor after being prescribed something (likely wrongly) with a steroid in it for 7 months basically straight for an unknown ear infection the doctor now isn't sure an infection was what was had in the first place - we don't know what the problem of origin is and now... my kitty is balding on his head ears and neck and has cracked scabs a big one on his neck and his ears are so weak they are folding. I have to keep a cone on because if I don't my cat will scratch his ears and tear the skin (with no hair it's very weak and too thin) - he's had many stitches in because of it.
I cry a lot about it because I don't know how to solve it. The doctor says he wants to wait on further testing - that allergies could have started the issue in the first place but he's not sure and that he may just recover on his own after months of the steroid going away. I'm not sure what is best to do, being Christian I have petitioned St. Francis (currently the second time) and the first time he seemed to improve a lot and so did my other furbabyboo who actually got better from something else so THANK YOU St. Francis in a major way.
It was after that however that chunks of hair started to fall out of my cat's head (it was just the ears before).
1.) I want to know if there's anything else specifically I can to solve this - I don't even have an accurate diagnosis yet so that's what's messing with me and the vet bills have been kinder in the past.
2.) I have heard about Boneset and Angelica is good, so I made a tea of the boneset and sprinkled it all over my cat with my hand who was oddly still the whole time. That was yesterday. My cat looks incredibly weak today so I hope I did that okay, the other one looks great today so it didn't seem to harm that one?
3.) Also is there an herb mix or herbs that St. Francis likes that would be appropriate in this situation?
Any suggestions would be so so so appreciated.
(I hope I'm posting in the right place) Also thank you again!