Thank you to all who left good wishes about Benny's belly. Our vet visit went well. Our two "preferred" vets were not available this week, but we saw another vet there whom I'd liked from a previous visit with Tucker.
He did a scraping of his ouchie and did not find anything unusual. I told him I'd ordered a Spirit Essence called Obsession blend, and he was cool with that. We agreed to increase his morning dosage but leave the evening dose the same--to try for 4-6 weeks. I will start the essence and then back off on the morning dosage again. If he starts his overgrooming again, I know to increase the dosage back to what it was.
One of the reasons I like this clinic is that the vets are open to "other" forms of treatments. The vet I usually see knows I talk to cat people and do my homework, and it's clear he noticed this too.
Benny, as always, was a very good patient, even though we had to wait at the clinic for nearly an hour (there was some not-so-good news happening, and things were delayed, which was ok with us).
I took a video of him in the car, just before I pulled out of the driveway. While he is a good patient at the office, he is not a good rider. Fuzzy Tales calls this "warrior song," which makes me laugh.
Please come back tomorrow--it's a special day here! :-)