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Any good doctor for cat with allergies in Montreal?

Orange
July 22nd, 2008, 10:40 AM
Hi.
I've just moved to Montreal, Canada and I was wondering if any of you guys know a doctor who has good knowledge of treatment for cat with allergies.
My cat and I've already tried one of "popular" vet, but didn't get right medicine & so on..... (some doctor thinks dogs & cats can be treated the same way for allergies situations :shrug: )
Anyway, if you know any "skin" doctor in Montreal, please let me know & I'll appreciate a lot! :pray:
NOTE: we have some financial issue so I would be thankful if you can recommend "not so" expensive one, but for my baby :cat:, I'll try my best to squeeze pennies out of my wallet. :2cents:
Thank you!!! :ca:

kiara
July 22nd, 2008, 11:05 AM
This is a 24 hour emergency veterinary hospital in Lachine and they have vet specialists there. DMV 514-855-5555. It is expensive, but very good.

sugarcatmom
July 22nd, 2008, 12:35 PM
If you can, I'd suggest finding a holistic vet. While it's not a guarantee, they do tend to be more knowledgeable about nutrition and food related issues than your average general practitioner.

About those food allergies: have you tried a novel protein diet at all with your kitty? I recall that you're feeding Wellness canned, which is great and eliminates the possibility of an allergy to grain, but almost all the flavours contain chicken. Chicken isn't inheritently bad, it's just that many animals develop sensitivities to it because it's such an overwhelmingly common ingredient in commercial pet food. The best suggestion I have would be to consider making your cat's food, using novel meat sources like rabbit or venison or pheasant. I can point you in the direction for more info if you're interested, but if that isn't an option, then canned from Innova Evo 95% (duck, venison) or Nature's Variety Instinct (rabbit, duck, venison) or Natural Balance (venison & green pea, duck & green pea) might be helpful.

badger
July 22nd, 2008, 01:16 PM
There's a Dr. Guindon, who is a regular vet, but he uses alternative therapies as well (homeopathy, acupuncture, etc.), his office is on de Salaberry.
514-334-7280
I've heard good things about him, but haven't used him myself.

Orange
July 23rd, 2008, 06:35 AM
Thanks guys! I'll check those ones out. :thumbs up

sugarcatmom /
Thank you for your advice I really appriciate it. I was considering about his food too.
Since his skin got worse after I changed his food to Wellness, vet insist that I should go back to Z/D :wall:
I don't know what to do..... I should try Evo etc... as you said instead of Wellness.
I was also thinking to give him only "Chicken" and "Turkey" ones of Wellness in case he is allergic to "Fish".
( I would like to try handmade food but for now I'll try to find right canned food).

sugarcatmom
July 23rd, 2008, 07:48 AM
I was also thinking to give him only "Chicken" and "Turkey" ones of Wellness in case he is allergic to "Fish".


Fish is a common allergen, as is beef and dairy. If you'd like to try a very simple canned food, look for By Nature Organics (http://www.bynaturepetfoods.com/productpages/organiccannedcat.php#ttl) Turkey. I would still suggest staying away from chicken if possible. Since the allergies got worse on Wellness, chicken could very well be one of the culprits.

Good luck!