We saved these two beautiful sisters from a farm where they would've been used as dog bait.
A couple months ago Robin (the lighter coloured Calico) started getting little sores in her neck. She started scratching and scratching and just didn't stop. After a while she had scratched all the skin off her entire neck and even on her head and face.
We panicked about this and rushed her to the vet in the area, where we were just told it must've been fleas and she was given a flea treatment.
In the next week it just became worse, so we took her to another vet that has a good reputation. With them we went through everything possible. We did a biopsy which somehow only revealed that she has an allergy. Not what for, just an allergy. We then started trying everything we could think of. We changed the bowls to different materials, changed the kitty litter, cleaned and fogged the entire house for fleas, moved to another house, put her on two different specialised diet foods. All that helped was giving her a long lasting cortisone injection, which lasts for about two weeks before she starts scratching again.
At this stage we are feeling absolutely powerless. We have to wrap the poor kitty with bandage every single day and clean the wounds where she scratches around the bandages to keep it from getting infected.
Then in June 2019, we saw her sister, Mavis (the darker Tortoise shell kitty) started also getting sores. She has now also started scratching herself until she has huge wounds.
So we think this has to be a genetic problem between the sisters. None of our other kitties have these issues, but they try and help by cleaning the wounds, which makes it worse.
We have run our credit cards into the max with this and need to try and get these two little sisters to a veterinary dermatologist. We are hoping that he would be able to finally solve this so we can give them the life they deserve, without pain.