lick-happy cat

by heidi
(tucson)

my 5 year old cat frequently licks between her legs (above her genitals, the last 2 sets of nipples) and she has a completely bare patch about 4" by 4". It seems to be the main focus when she cleans herself. is this normal?


Answer by KAte
Hi
no this is not normal. there could be several reasons for this. Either there is something which is irritating her there or she is anxious about something and is over grooming.

Your best option is to have a vet take a look at the area to see if there is something there which is causing irritation. If not then you will know that it is behavioral and will have to try and discover what could be causing her to be anxious.

I suspect though that there may be some local irritation there which the vet should be able to treat.

http://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-hair-loss.html

best wishes kate

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