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How do I solve/prevent feline hair loss?

Asked by herstory (17points) July 21st, 2007

7 yr. old cat - appetite good - activity level great - recent bare spots on backs of legs, as if clippers taken to her (no small children about to blame, however) - no sores or redness - upon petting, seems to lose more hair than usual also. Best food to promote good skin/hair health? Retailer to find it at? Dry food preferred. Cost not an issue.

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Tennis5tar's avatar

My hampster suffered something like this also. He had mange. You may want to take her/him to a vet and get it checked out.

herstory's avatar

Thanks . . . good thought . . . hmmm . . . can a pet that has not been exposed to other animals (ie: indoor only) contract mange?

ava's avatar

Just to be safe, I would definitely take your kitty to the vet if I were you. Sometimes things like this seem innocuous, however are the beginning signs of things that can be more serious. Good luck, and please let us know how it goes.

Tennis5tar's avatar

My hamster was only ever inside. We had 2 cats at the time also, but neither of them showed signs of mange. I really don't know how he got it. Unless the cats acted as carriers. I suppose anything could be a carrier of it really.

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