My little tortoiseshell tom cat has a serious panel of allergies, which every so often conspire together and cause him to lose patches of fur and get nasty scabs. Wearing a rubber glove and massaging this stinky oil in to his bald patches gives him instant relief from the itching so he can rest, and then something marvellous happens... the fur grows back thick and lustrous as though nothing ever happened within a week to ten days. The vet would have had him on every kind of chemical cosh from flea treatments to anti-inflammatories and steroids; he scoffed at my idea to try raw neem oil first, but not only did it work with just 2 treatments, bringing my kitty back to his beautiful best, but it saved me a fortune and probably saved the sensitive little fellow's life. I have a treat ready to reward the cat when he's been oiled and always make sure he has somewhere confined to sleep, so that all the soft furnishings don't get oiled too! It works for him so well, I highly recommend trying this before risking the side-effects laden veterinary pharmaceuticals.