Cat lost fur under chin and scratching

by lisa

hi. i have a bobtailed cat appx 13 weeks. she has scratched under her neck till there is nothing but flesh showing. she is a indoor cat. and does not have fleas. she also has little places on her head where it feels like hair is fixing to come out. her brother does not have this issue. they do stay in our basement to help keeps rats ran off. we have a full furnished basement and run a dehumidifier. please help. we are very worried. thank you lisa

Well there is a thing called feline acne which does appear mainly on the chin and can cause the cat to scratch away the fur. Please see this page for more on this condition

Of course there could be other reasons for a ct scratch away fur, one as you say could be fleas but if this is not an option then there are other skin conditions and allergies which could also cause the cat enough discomfort from them to scratch away the fur. I have some more information about this on my site here

Your best option is for a vet to take a look at the condition and be able to diagnose and prescribe the correct medication for the condition.

I hope you are able to find the cause for this soon as it can’t be very nice for either yourself or the cat.

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best wishes kate

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