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Our cat Connor has had an ongoing issue with licking off all his fur. After trying steroids, a pet behaviorist, behavior meds, switching litters and buying a special cat food (wysong)... Nothing has worked. He is off behavior meds totally, and we think it's for sure a food allergy. Wysong helped a little for 2 months but hes back to licking full force. No sores or irritation, just bald. Very bald! Our Vet had us running in circles telling us what to do! So frustrating.

We now are trying grain free food after another vet visit suggestion. (we have been having terrible luck withboth cats in the last 2 1/2 months between a complicated PU surgery & teeth extractions) We bought Evo chicken and turkey dry and grain free canned chicken by wellness (he didn't like Evo's wet version). Is this the best for him? Are food allergies most likely from grains?

We are so at a loss on what else to do or what to try.
 

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Grains can certainly be the cause for an allergy, but chicken is also a high allergen for cats, as is fish. Given the number things you've already tried, I would go for a limited ingredient food...a more unique protein, single protein/carb source. I suggest Natural Balance Duck. If it clears up the problem, you can add other foods in one by one and see what the reaction is. It comes in dry and canned.
 

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What doodlebug said. The most common food allergies are related to proteins, not grains. A limited ingredient diet is best. My dog is allergic to chicken and beef, I have her on Wellness Simple Solutions Lamb and Oatmeal and it fixed her issues when thousands of dollars and vet specialists could not. I don't know if Wellness has this available for cats or not, but if so, its worth it. Wellness is a brand I trust and recommend.
 

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I bought natural balance venison and pea canned grain free. They stopped making the dry version ... But I'm thinking about supplementing with grain free natural balance duck and pea dry & wet as well. I'm at my wits end with my cats. The health issues & vet bills just won't stop! Between Connors blockage & PU surgery, his medication, vet visits & behaviorist he had previously for his licking, food trials and Boo's 3 teeth needing to be pulled on Wed...we had to have spent close to $7500 dollars over the past year between the two of them. *sigh*
 
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