Hello all! Thank you for having me on this forum, I got a cat , male about 9 years old. This has been going on since August 2019 , basically I noticed a patch on his leg of fur missing, and we went to the vet which got him a steroid shot , and some to take home in form of pills. We completed the pills , and up about feb/march i notice he has been itching again and the patch has reappeared. From that point I tried switching food , dry to wet , and dry for a while. Treated apartment for bugs( I only have two carpeted bedrooms, and I check carpet there all time for any signs - found none ) , and indeed I did find a dried up larvae in a carpet but only once ( it was like 1 or 2 of them ) and havent seen it since. Next thing i tried the collar for fleas on him , which made him itch badly and I actually took it off after about 3 days , because he kept on scratching it and actually tightened it on his neck , I was afraid he may choke. So this brings me to bringing him to dermatologist in start of July. Doctor rulled out all other allergies and determined it was due to pollen , yet they did check him for any flea presence what not. So he prescribed Atopica. ( it was sort of in rush due to covid their system wasnt working so he couldnt look at my past visit , nor he ran any blood test yet ) I administered it for few days srtating in food , then he wouldnt eat the food. I had to gave him through syringe which he hated me for and peed all over bed and stuff afterwords for days. Now I only used the 100mg bottle, which did not help. He is still itching - his belly , legs and sometimes scratches ears. I have noticed that he sort of suddenly does this at night , not much during the day anymore. I am afraid to give him more atopica because he is already overweight cat and I read many sideeffects from it that it makes really scared of this medication. Should I continue it , or maybe you guys can recommend a more natural remedy .... Thank you in advance please ask away any questions you may have !