Our expert says:
I am quite sure your vet would have checked, but most importantly for cats with dermatitis of the neck, is to make very sure that they have no fleas. Then, thereafter try using a commercial hypoallergenic diet formulated for cats with skin allergies. If it is still not successful, a more specific diagnosis needs to be made. Most drugs will have some sort of side-effects, and the progesterone drug you mention may result in diabetes in the long-term. In some cats, however, drug side-effects must be accepted if the condition needs to be controlled to provide relief. If you do not make any progress, ask your vet for referral to a specialist dermatologist.
Dr Malan van Zyl
Veterinary Specialist Physician
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