My cat is allergic to all sources of protein. What do I do?

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I don't know how fast things go from appearance of new hotspots to scratching until bleeding, but the chamomile tea is not a cure. However it will definitely help to ease discomfort, and because it's antibacterial and antifungal could help support the medicinal approach. You could also try raw coconut oil, which is antimicrobial. Both of these are safe if she ingests them.
Yea, I've already tried coconut oil. That works better, because it stays a bit longer on skin. (at least thats how i feel) Oh, it turns into bleeding in 1 day time. So even if i apply it that very same day though night new welts/pimples would appear and already scratched. But I will keep the tea in mind, thank you!
 

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Poor baby:( I apologize if you've already said, but would a cone or collar help until this gets squared away?
 
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Poor baby:(
Yea, i dont know what to do. This week I'm gonna go see a new vet, speak to them at least and see if they actually could help. Since I made the post i tried 2 different hydrolised protein based foods in hopes that at least if I cant find a cure in the mean time, she'll have some variety in her diet and food that has more actually protein that cats need (since the one shes eating now is super low, with most of it being corn). But shes allergic to both. So I'm really at a loss of what to do and what can be done. I know of cats who have allergic reactions to maybe 1 or 2 certain protein sources, but not all of them!
 
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Poor baby:( I apologize if you've already said, but would a cone or collar help until this gets squared away?
We've tried some cones, donuts and baby outfits (for when she had some on her back). It's not a good solution. She's super stressed then, she will do anything to get it off, she gets her nails into the collar to scratch and i dont wan her to scratch her neck too in means to get it off. Since i cant be at home all the time during studies and work, i dont want to leave her unsupervised with a cone. She's also prone to chew plastic and rubbery materials, so if she cant get it off that way I believe she will chew some parts of it off eventually. Dont want her to hurt herself, so cones are not that good. Donuts work for a bit, theyre soft, but she will still find a way to get out of it.
 

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I looked up the dry food you were giving her that she was able to tolerate - is this it: Food For Cats with Allergies: Allergy Management Plus (specific-diets.co.uk)
If so, the ingredients are as follows: Rice, rice protein, hydrolysed salmon protein, fish oil, minerals, powdered cellulose, pork fat, vitamins and trace elements (including chelated trace elements), protein hydrolysate (below 10,000 dalton), borage oil, psyllium husk, taurine. With natural antioxidants (tocopherols, rosemary extract and vitamin C). Contains no added artificial colours or flavourings.

Can you look in your area for another brand with those ingredients? Or do you think it is possible to recreate food via a homemade concoction.

As far as this cat wanting to eat what your other cats eat, about the only way around that is to put your other cats on a feeding schedule and feed them separately, picking up their food after each meal.
 
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I looked up the dry food you were giving her that she was able to tolerate - is this it: Food For Cats with Allergies: Allergy Management Plus (specific-diets.co.uk)
If so, the ingredients are as follows: Rice, rice protein, hydrolysed salmon protein, fish oil, minerals, powdered cellulose, pork fat, vitamins and trace elements (including chelated trace elements), protein hydrolysate (below 10,000 dalton), borage oil, psyllium husk, taurine. With natural antioxidants (tocopherols, rosemary extract and vitamin C). Contains no added artificial colours or flavourings.

Can you look in your area for another brand with those ingredients? Or do you think it is possible to recreate food via a homemade concoction.

As far as this cat wanting to eat what your other cats eat, about the only way around that is to put your other cats on a feeding schedule and feed them separately, picking up their food after each meal.
Yes, that is correct. This is the only food shes not allergic to. That's exactly what we tried to find. The last food we tried had everything except instead of rice and corn it had Tapioca. It had similar ingredients not 100% the same, but the most important was. It was "Virbac HPMD". The thing is, in my country theres very few hydrolised protein foods as it is and ive tried them all. Theres maybe 4 in total and ive tried all. And on online i couldnt find any that i could order. In general the market for hydrolised protein food is super small.
And im very sure i cant create hydrolized meat protein at home.. Like..i dont even know why that is suggested. Theres a reason why theres not many bran that carry it out its expensive to make and im pretty sure a laboratory is needed for that.

That is not the problem. If my cats werent on a timely scheduled eating im pretty sure my cat would be dead already from a skin infection through her wounds as often as she would get an allergic reaction to my others cats food. The problem is the emotional side. She doesnt understand why we dont give her the tasty food or treat her the way we treat our other cat. They are fed as seperately as they can be. She doesnt get into the other cats food. But thats not the problem i was explaining in regards to it. I just want my cat to live a better life and eat what she was meant to eat and feel like shes loved through getting proper cat meals and treats. (But im not even close to dreaming of being able to give her a treat, since she cant eat anything besides that 1 food)
 

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The only ingredient appears to be the salmon that's hydrolyzed, everything else seems to be regular ingredients. .. .. and the protein hydrolysate.

Could you maybe consider making/recreating this food at home, without the salmon?
 

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And im very sure i cant create hydrolized meat protein at home.. Like..i dont even know why that is suggested.
I don't suppose you have access to Amazon.com? If you do, here is something to consider for homemade using hydrolyzed salmon -
Amazon.com: Olimp Gold Salmon PRO - 300 Tablets - 60 Servings - Hypoallergenic - High L-Proline L-Arginine - Low Fat - Perfect for The Gym : Health & Household
The problem is the emotional side. She doesnt understand why we dont give her the tasty food or treat her the way we treat our other cat. They are fed as seperately as they can be. She doesnt get into the other cats food. But thats not the problem i was explaining in regards to it. I just want my cat to live a better life and eat what she was meant to eat and feel like shes loved through getting proper cat meals and treats. (But im not even close to dreaming of being able to give her a treat, since she cant eat anything besides that 1 food)
It is kind of like finding the lesser of two evils - which do you consider to be higher on the scale of potential happiness - 1.) no scratching and wounds - with a food that she can eat, or 2.) scratching and wounds in order to get the 'tastier' food? Living a better life would seem to be option #1.

Can she handle cheese? If so, and she likes it, that is one treat you could consider giving her.

I know there are few options, and none are easy, but if you find one or two that work, I am sure you would find them well worth the effort.
 

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Just a thought since this is something we're dealing with here to a degree and it was mentioned but what about a river fish like trout, or catfish?
 
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The only ingredient appears to be the salmon that's hydrolyzed, everything else seems to be regular ingredients. .. .. and the protein hydrolysate.

Could you maybe consider making/recreating this food at home, without the salmon?
Then what do you suggest would replace that protein? If shes allergic to everything else?? She cant eat just rice and corn, i bet she wouldnt even eat it.
 
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I don't suppose you have access to Amazon.com? If you do, here is something to consider for homemade using hydrolyzed salmon -
Amazon.com: Olimp Gold Salmon PRO - 300 Tablets - 60 Servings - Hypoallergenic - High L-Proline L-Arginine - Low Fat - Perfect for The Gym : Health & Household

It is kind of like finding the lesser of two evils - which do you consider to be higher on the scale of potential happiness - 1.) no scratching and wounds - with a food that she can eat, or 2.) scratching and wounds in order to get the 'tastier' food? Living a better life would seem to be option #1.

Can she handle cheese? If so, and she likes it, that is one treat you could consider giving her.

I know there are few options, and none are easy, but if you find one or two that work, I am sure you would find them well worth the effort.
Well, there is a food she can already eat. If i find something thats actually viable to replace the hydrolised protein, then i would look into it and if its in my budget.
I wasnt really looking for options of what to do in terms of finding the same sort of food. I'm looking for either cures or solutions what could be done so she can eat as normally as possible. Yea, sure i can go all her life giving her the same brand food, but i dont think thats normal, wouldnt change much if i gave it homemade. The issues, im looking if someone else has this sort of problem and what did they do, what sort of brand can their cats eat and such.
 
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I don't suppose you have access to Amazon.com? If you do, here is something to consider for homemade using hydrolyzed salmon -
Amazon.com: Olimp Gold Salmon PRO - 300 Tablets - 60 Servings - Hypoallergenic - High L-Proline L-Arginine - Low Fat - Perfect for The Gym : Health & Household

It is kind of like finding the lesser of two evils - which do you consider to be higher on the scale of potential happiness - 1.) no scratching and wounds - with a food that she can eat, or 2.) scratching and wounds in order to get the 'tastier' food? Living a better life would seem to be option #1.

Can she handle cheese? If so, and she likes it, that is one treat you could consider giving her.

I know there are few options, and none are easy, but if you find one or two that work, I am sure you would find them well worth the effort.
Shes allergic to the protein thats in cheese too, milk, sour cream, eggs, special cat milk treat. Still allergic.

Yea, sure. If the options are adding something new or different, better to her already existing food. We've given her a few fish conserves, i think ive only tried raw salmon and shrimp, still allergic.
 
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I don't suppose you have access to Amazon.com? If you do, here is something to consider for homemade using hydrolyzed salmon -
Amazon.com: Olimp Gold Salmon PRO - 300 Tablets - 60 Servings - Hypoallergenic - High L-Proline L-Arginine - Low Fat - Perfect for The Gym : Health & Household

It is kind of like finding the lesser of two evils - which do you consider to be higher on the scale of potential happiness - 1.) no scratching and wounds - with a food that she can eat, or 2.) scratching and wounds in order to get the 'tastier' food? Living a better life would seem to be option #1.

Can she handle cheese? If so, and she likes it, that is one treat you could consider giving her.

I know there are few options, and none are easy, but if you find one or two that work, I am sure you would find them well worth the effort.
Is that protein powder really equivalent to a hydrolised protein? If its not and its pure salmon, she will still get an allergic reaction, im sure.
 

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Then what do you suggest would replace that protein?
Just a thought since this is something we're dealing with here to a degree and it was mentioned in our conversations, but what about a river fish like trout, or catfish or something that's native to your rivers there? It hopefully wouldn't have the heavy metals and other issues of salmon and other ocean product.

In any case, can you talk with a pet/cat nutritionist? I don't think anyone on the site has had anything quite as all-inclusive as your kitty, but a nutritionist (one that's unaffiliated with any pet food brand or store) might be your best bet, especially if you can provide them this discussion and not have to repeat yourself all over again.
 
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Is that protein powder really equivalent to a hydrolised protein? If its not and its pure salmon, she will still get an allergic reaction, im sure.
All I know is what the information, on the link I shared with you, says about it:
"...highest quality North Atlantic salmon protein hydrolysate (SPH, ProGo), which means that precious amino acids (it has a high content of essential amino acids (EAAs), including BCAAs) with an optimum profile are very rapidly digested by your body. It should be emphasized that the salmon hydrolysate used in this dietary supplement is hypoallergenic, so the risk of an allergic reaction is very rare, even negligible."
If you can communicate with the company, maybe you can ask that question to them directly.

I am sure that you know much more about hydrolysis than I do, but I thought - simply put - it was taking proteins and breaking them down into amino acids via boiling the proteins in hydrochloric acid and then neutralizing the solution with sodium hydroxide. If that isn't the only way to create hydrolyzed protein, then that is above my knowledge base. Do you know for a fact that the hydrolyzed salmon protein in the food your cat has been eating is not produced from 'pure salmon'?
 
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