Dear Catster reader,
Almost two years ago, we invested numerous resources and rebuilt the Catster community. With new hardware, software and personnel, we did our best to satisfy the many users who shared their thoughts, pictures, questions, and love for and of their pets with us and friends. It was a thriving community with many users. We hoped, however, there would be more like you.
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Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you through our magazine and website.
I'm super itchy this spring. Any easy remedies?
I've always had sensitive skin, and get itchy in the spring just like meowmy, but this spring it's driving me crazy. I've licked/scratched my inner back legs raw and naked. I've been to the vet a few times for the problem over the years, and he always said it was just dry skin and I need more oils in my diet, but nothing works. I've tried fish oil, vitamin E, nutramalt, and they're all icky (my feline family likes these so they're fine). My favorite food canned was discontinued (whiskas), and although I love the taste of Fancy Feast, it doesn't help with the itchies. I love to be brushed, so maybe a certain brush helps distribute skin oils better? When meowmy's skin gets really dry she uses olive oil (like the Greeks did). Can I use this too, or can anyone recommend something else? Can meowmy put something directly on my skin? Why is it so bad this year (I live in the Pacific NW)?