is a rear cause of hair loss in cats, it is also
known as hyperadrenocorticism. As well as hair loss,
cushing's disease symptoms include an increase in
appetite and thirst and mild to possible severe
lethargy. Your cats skin may also feel thinner than
it should, resulting in them become unhappy when
stroked when they would normally be very content.
You may find that if your cat has cushing's disease,
their hair loss is likely to be symmetrical on their
body. It can happen anywhere on their body but is
more common around their mid to lower abdomen.
Hair loss can
occur during a flea infestation or if you cat is
allergic to fleas. If your cat is allergic to fleas
it may only take one single flea to cause a
considerable reaction resulting in hair loss. This
is due to your cat chewing through their hair in
order to get to the very itchy skin. At the first
sight of fleas, you should seek out immediate
treatment as you may catch it before it becomes more
disorder affects many cats and is the most common
problem among cats and causes cats to loss hair. As
well as hair loss your cat may also loss weight,
groom less or stop all together, drink excessively
resulting in excessive urinating and a ravenous
appetite. This can be controlled with medication or
radioactive iodine therapy.
Notoedres cati is
an overlooked cause of a cat losing hair. Notoedres
cati is a parasite, this causes alopecia in cats.
Hair loss will be found on your cats ears, neck,
eyelids, facial area and upper body areas. This is
the second most common parasite found to affect
round patches of hair loss and is a fungus that
affects the hair shafts. Treatments can involve
shaving the entire cat to prevent it from spreading,
dips and oral medication. Once Ringworm has been
eradicated, the hair should grow back problem free.
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