I'm not talking about peanuts. I'm talking about my cat, Olin. He either has allergies or he's nuts. *sigh*
For the last couple years he's been chewing his fur off his belly and the insides of his back legs and under this tail. It's somewhat seasonal, less in the fall and winter, and it used to be he'd just chew a little patch. Lately it's the worst it's ever been. His formerly gloriously fluffy tail is skinny, his little pink belly looks so sad.
I've had my vet look at him. He says it doesn't look like flea allergies (Olin is on flea-preventatives anyway), doesn't look like a food allergy, so it's either an inhalent-allergy (like pollens, same as people get) or he's nuts. He was on an anti-anxiety drug for a while last year around this time, maybe a little later in the year, and it didn't make any difference. So I don't think he's nuts. But my poor little guy, he's itchy! Arg. In desperation, searching the internet, I've found some information about cats developing an allergy to plastic. Well, his food bowl is plastic, and his favorite place to sleep is a box full of bubble wrap and plastic bags in the spare room... I'm going to buy him a different food bowl tomorrow, and I've put the box-of-bags away so he can't sleep in it. My poor boy, I really want him to stop chewing his fur off and be a normal fluffy cat again.
Oh, I set the first batch of eggs in the incubator today. A pathetic 19 eggs. Let's hope for significantly increased egg production in the next 6 weeks!