Cat hair loss under belly and back legs

by Twilah Bumsteasd
(Conroe, TX USA)

I have 3 cats that been in my garage for 2 months. They beginning to loose hair under their belly and back legs. the hair look like it was shaved with alittle even at the skin. No sores or irritation.


Answer by Kate
I'm not sure what to say about this. It is usually very obvious when fur has been shaven as it has neat edges.
It is also strange that it has happened to all of them. It is either something that has got on their fur in the garage or they have some sort of parisite which is making them oovergrrom and bite their fur out. probably best to stop them using the shed for a few weeks to see if it gets better and to treat the cats for fleas and worms etc. So that all possibilities have been eliminated.
I hope it does grow back soon and that you do not have a mad man in the area shaving cats.

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What is up with these shaved looking cats
by: Jess

My cat is also having the same thing. She is not ichy at all just has even on both the outsides of her legs, about a hands worth of hair that looks shaved. I have treated her for everything and went to organic litter and even food changes and treated for fleas and ringworm. She's been like this for about 6 months or longer. She is an older cat, but nothing else is wrong with her. No other symptoms just the shaved looking patches.

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by: Anonymous

I really hope someone comes across this message! I have a 10 year old tabby cat, that 2 years ago started licking OFF hair on her stomach and then on her legs. SHE LOOKED TERRIBLE. I took her to the vet and had every test run on her. They gave her pills/shots that didn't work. I was sick, because I wanted to get to the bottom of the problem... so I was out at PETCO, looking for some homeopathic sprays to use, when a 20 something clerk came up and asked why I was buying all this stuff? I told him about my cat issues and he said come with me, he led me to the food isle and gave me a bag of CANDAE grain free, chicken free food. I told him that I have changed her food and it didn't help. He said give her this food, no grain no chicken, wait 6-8 weeks to start seeing results. My cat has full fur 6 months later!!!! I wish my expensive vet would have suggest this years ago. Please try it, and it's not expensive. I know all about trolling the internet looking for answers! Thank God for Cat Lovers!!!

cat hair loss
by: mary e

My cat has hair loss on her tummy, back and front legs. The vet gave her a steroid shot which didn't help so I bought some hydrocortisone spray for cats which she promptly licked off. I dampen a washcloth with water and wipe her off hoping to give her some relief, but nothing has helped. The rest of her fur sheds quite a bit, too. She is strictly an indoor cat. I am so worried about her. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Cat hair loss can be caused by so many things. It is difficult to diagnose quickly. Take a look at my page about cat hair loss (use the search box) for some ideas as to some possible causes.

Cat hair loss under belly and back legs
by: Anonymous

My cat is doing the same. He is about 8 yrs old and I plan on taking him to the vet tomorrow. It has been this way for about a month and I thought he had just gotten into something (goes outside). He looks like he's part poodle, poor thing..Thank you so much for the info!

Cat hari loss under belly and back legs
by: Anonymous

I have a cat that is doing the same thing. It really does look like someone has shaved his back legs and lower belly?
Any idea what might be causing this?
he's a house cat but goes out once in awhile?

My cat had this same thing happen to him
by: Anonymous

Well I don’t know how to tell you this but they might have ring worm. Most of the worms will make them itch and they will over scratch the area. There are many other different things similar that can cause this. The only way I know how to take care of this is to take one of them to the vet and have them look at it. Don’t let them make you do a whole lot of test the ointment they use for it is also used for similar problems. Call around first and find a vet that will work with you and help you get extra med.s for the rest of your cats. Ring worn is usually found on cats because their immune system is low because of lack of sun light or bad food. Ring worm live in every inch of soil outside but you don’t get it because your immune system is high enough to fight the worms.
I tell you this because out of the eight cats I had living at my barn house only one of them got ring worm and the fur was disappearing do to over scratching. His immune system was low because he was a very highly depressed cat. He got sick every time I didn’t come home on time.

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