Hello! A friend of mine has the following question/problem with her cat. He's 17, and I believe a Cornish Rex (looks like hehas no hair, although he does have fine/very short hair). He's had some skin condition that his vet thinks is cancer, and said the main treatment was surgery, but due to his age (and, unfortunately, the expense involved--last year alone, she's spent over $2000 on vet bills), that's not a viable option for her. She did use a cream on him that appeared to temporarily work-- imiquimod cream 5% - drug name Aldara. It has 12 single
application doses (each the size of a postage stamp). She writes:
"Not much in them so it's hard to only use one on an application. It cost $180 more in some
other drugstores. I bought two boxes and used for 5 ½ weeks Monday to
Friday as the vet said. Seemed to work fine but when stopped there was a
slight improvement but not as much as hoped for considering the cost.
The cream only seemed to work when it was being applied. He now still gets
the little scabies. He had a sore and lump on his shoulder where the bigger
biopsy was taken that wouldn't stop bleeding. It finally healed and fur
grew back but now he has a little lump there again--the lump flattened out
and I thought it would disappear.
hope this will too.
I would like to treat the cauliflower like lump that came back after his
biopsy healed. I'm keeping an eye on it and if I think it is getting worse
will take him in right away. After the biopsy the spot got lumpy like it is
now and it was bleeding for 6 weeks or more till it healed
.then the lump
sort of disappeared and there was a slight depression and the hair was
growing back. A week ago the cauliflower lump was back
..its not large but
Any ideas of something to put on the scabs and this growth would be
anything that doesn't cost as much as the last one."
Essentially, she's looking for something to apply that will work like the aldara, but without hte high cost (esp. considering the treatment only slightly improved his condition). Any known aldara substitutes out there?