We have a cat (maybe 2 years old, adopted) who has suddenly started chewing (not just licking) a spot bald from biting herself. She's clearly hurting herself (she cries when she does it) but we're baffled.
I've taken her to the vet who had us try both a cortizone shot, an antibiotic, steroid pills, and some soy-based food, but she continues to do this without any signs it's working (almost 2 weeks). If anything, she's getting worse, not better (seems more lethargic as well). None of the other cats have any issues, nor do we have fleas. I'm trying to avoid getting a second opinion from another vet since the first one was expensive.