Fur never grew back

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Along Willow's back legs (the inside of her back legs) cause of a allergic reaction she had a few years ago, she lost fur down the inside of her legs

This fur has never grown back, it's not bothering her, she's treating the area the same way she treats everything else on her body, just normal licks, she only chews her fur when she gets a bit of grit from rolling around in the yard, caught up in her fur

Vet saw her a few months ago and wasn't concerned about the fact that fur had never grew itself back

The skin around the area is perfectly fine, vet's happy with that

What can I do to encourage the fur to grow back, or will she never get fur back down there again?
 

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Hi! I wonder if the follicles got damaged, if that's the right word, during that reaction she suffered. Maybe some vitamin E and a little massaging?
 
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She thinks having the inside of her legs touched is undignified, doesn't matter which leg she gets offended if the inside of any of them gets touched
 
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where do I get it without it doing harm to her?

sorry i dont want her to die :(
 

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For clarification regarding the safety of it;

From petmd;
Generally, fish oil is safe for cats. As mentioned, fatty acids are essential nutrients for cats, although if you give your cat too much of them, it can have adverse health consequences. Veterinarians recommend avoiding fish oil pills for cats if your cat:
  • Has dietary fat restrictions, for instance, due to hyperlipidemia;
  • Has thrombocytopenia;
  • Is receiving medication that is affecting platelet functioning in any way;
  • Has large or nonhealing wounds; or has
  • Gastrointestinal disease.

I've used human grade fish oil for my boy. It does have a positive effect, his fur got thicker. Omega three is available online too.

Fatty Acid Supplementation in Cats - Best Friends Veterinary Center.
 
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is it a liquid I can mix with wet food, cause she won't have tablets, she foams at the mouth if i try give her tablets and try every trick in the cat-book and some tricks that other cats havent even thought of, to make sure she does not swallow it

i've never known a cat this hard to give tablets to .......
 
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Just looking now, Tigger has some yumove stuff, cause her leg gets bad in cold weather, don't think thats the same stuff as the oil stuff
 
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thanks its a american website so idk if they deliver to UK, will have to have a look after work tomorrow

I'll order some off amazon, found some there idk what the conversion for dollars to pounds is
 
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