Thank you for all your concern and suggestions. Unfortunately, Chesty has always had allergy problems.
He’s gone through testing and treatment, is on meds routinely, and a strict diet. Even with those precautions, there are times like this where his allergies flareup and we have a difficult time controlling them. We use the cone, increase his meds, and I spend more time trying to keep him from biting and scratching.
When he was tested his vet told me that he was basically allergic to life so I guess we’re lucky that they’re under control for the most part.
Just hoping we can get this episode under control without a round of steroids. We avoid them whenever possible and they are a last resort but there are times they are just unavoidable.